Monday, August 27, 2012
Woman Raped by Neighbour
MALDA, 13 JULY: Taking the chance of husband’s absence, a miscreant raped a housewife at the point of a sickle. The incident took place at village Syedpur under Malda Police Station. The victim gathered the courage to lodge an FIR against the miscreant although police could not arrest him yet. Police filed a case on the complaint.
Wife of farmer Ramen Burman, the woman of 28 years was alone in her house as her husband was away at a tea stall in the evening of 10thof this month. Her three children had been to a neighbour’s house. Taking the opportunity of her loneliness, one Dayal Sarkar of the village sneaked into her room. He took out a sharp sickle and led her to a bush beside a pond, about 500 mts behind of her house. She was raped there. At this point overcoming the fear of life, she raised a cry which drew two youths of the locality ---Fatik Sarkar and Sukumar Sarkar. They even caught Dayal but he somehow managed to escape from their clutch.
Later when husband Ramesh came home she disclosed the entire incident. After consulting the village people, the victim lodged a complaint at Malda Police Station on 12th July. Villager Fatik Sarkar said, “Dayal has two wives both of whom live together. He had records of such misdoings in the past. Even the kangaroo court in the village had warned him and imposed fine. But nothing has changed his nature.”
Superintendent of police Jayanta Pal said, “Following the complaint we have started a case of rape. The victim had gone under medical test. But the accused could not be arrested as he was absconding.”