53-year-old held for raping, impregnating minor girl
Darjeeling: A 12 year old minor was allegedly raped by her 53-year old r.
The minor was found to be 7 months pregnant.
The incident occurred in Kalimpong district.
The victim had been allegedly raped repeatedly. As she was threatened with dire consequences, she had not divulged the incident to her family members.
However, on Wednesday when the girl complained of stomach ache, she was rushed to the hospital. The doctor stated that she was 7 months pregnant. The victim broke down and confided that she has been repeatedly raped by their neighbor Basant Kumar Lamgadey. The parents of the victim then contacted an NGO and lodged an FIR at the police station. On Wednesday night Lamgadey was arrested. Charged under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and remanded to Judicial Custody by a Kalimpong Court on Thursday.