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One held for raping, threatening to kill

Kolkata: A person was arrested on charges of threatening a young woman of murder and raping her while she was alone in her residence at Motijheel Lane under Entally police station area on Saturday evening. The police have arrested the accused Gurudas Poddar who is a neighbour of the victim.
Police sources informed that the victim has been living with her mother at a rented house in Motijheel area. Her mother works as a domestic help. When she had left for work, the accused knocked at the door on the pretext of talking with the victim. As she was known to the victim, she allowed him in. Then the person overpowered her and by putting her in fear of death and raped her.
When the victim's mother returned and learnt about the incident she took her to Entally police station and a complaint was lodged. The police have performed the medical test of the victim and the commitment of rape has been confirmed. The victim was also assaulted by the accused for which she had suffered several cuts on her body.
"The accused was known to me. He threatened to kill me with a sharp cutting instrument that he was carrying so I could not shout. I have also been beaten up badly. I trusted him and let him in as he was my neighbour," the victim said.
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