10-year-old raped by neighbour in Deganga
Kolkata: A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by one of her neighbours on Saturday night at Deganga in North 24-Parganas. The accused person has been arrested by Deganga police station on Sunday.
According to sources, the girl had gone to a local shop to buy something. While she was returning home, a youth, who is her neighbour, dragged her to a garden beside the road and allegedly raped her. Later, he also threatened her with dire consequences and told her to remain silent.
Her parents went out to search her after the victim did not return home for a very long time. When they were asking their neighbours if anybody had seen her, they saw their daughter coming home crying. She was immediately taken inside and asked what had happened. The girl was frightened to the core. She was taken to a local hospital at night where the doctors found that she was raped. Deganga police station was informed. Later, the girl narrated the whole incident to the doctor and her family members. On Sunday, the villagers detained the accused and handed him over to the police. Later, the girl's parents lodged a complaint at Deganga police station and the accused youth was immediately arrested.
Police sources said the accused has admitted to have committed the crime. He was in an inebriated state at the time of the incident. A medical test has been conducted. The accused person will be produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate's (CJM) Court, Barasat, on Monday with an appeal for police remand.