Rape victim minor girl meets SP seeking immediate arrest of accused

22 Aug 2018

Family members of a minor girl from Ronthol village under Harishchandrapur police station knocked the door of superintendent of police today urging him arrest a local youth who allegedly raped the minor repeatedly confining her for three days.
According to her mother, the minor girl had an affair with Kayesh Ali, a local youth with whom she had physical intimacy too. “After knowing about the affair we went to Ali’s house with matrimony-proposals which he and his family members summarily turned down. We lodged a police complaint against Ali that led to his arrest,” she said.
However, after he was released on bail, Ali allegedly started threatening the minor girl’s family with dire consequences if the complaint against him had not been withdrawn.
“We refused to withdraw the police complaint. Irked by our determination Ali kidnapped my daughter on August 13 and raped her repeatedly. Finally she was dumped near our house. We went to police again but our second complaint was not received,” the alleged rape-victim’s mother said.
Avijit Mishra, lawyer of the minor girl said that her family was compelled to seek intervention of the SP as the local police did not take action against the culprit. If the accused is not arrested immediately, we would move to court, Mishra said.
Arnab Ghosh, SP, Malda has assured to look into the issue. (EOIPC)