A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped at her neighbour’s house at Gayeshpur near Shantipur in Nadia on Sunday.
Police said that the girl went to buy some candies from a local shop. A youth, who is the son of the shop owner, told the girl that he would give her some more candies and he took her inside his house. He gave some candies to the girl. The girl had fainted after having those. The youth had raped her when she was almost in an unconscious state.
Finding that the girl was not returning even after an hour, her mother went out to search her. She looked for her at the shop and many other places. However, she failed to find her.
Returning to the shop, the youth heard from local people that her mother was going to the police station as the girl went missing. The youth got afraid and told to her mother that he had seen the girl going inside their house. The victim’s mother and some local people went inside the house and found the girl in a traumatised state.
The girl later disclosed everything to her mother. Subsequently, she lodged a complaint with the police and the youth was arrested. The girl was admitted to Shantipur Hospital.
In another incident in Cooch Behar, a youth Mujaffar Syed attempted to rape a middle-aged woman late on Saturday night. The youth had forcefully entered their house and injured the woman and her daughter when the victim had tried to restrict the youth from raping her. The accused injured them with a knife. The woman received injuries on her stomach and her daughter received serious injuries on her neck.
The victim’s neighbours came out hearing her cry for help and caught the accused. He was later handed over to the police.