Four-year-old girl allegedly raped by teenager in a Bengal village
The 19-year-old has been booked under POCSO; the boy allegedly lured the girl with chocolates when she was playing with her friends outside her house. She was allegedly tortured by him, her parents said.india Updated: Jan 27, 2018 20:53 IST
A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped and threatened by her teenage neighbour in a village in West Bengal, the police have said.
The 19-year-old Bapi Hazra was apprehended Friday night and booked under POCSO — Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, the police in Berhampore, in central Bengal, said.
According to the police complaint of the girl’s parents, Hazra allegedly lured her with chocolates when she was playing with her friends outside her house. She followed him to his house where he allegedly tortured and raped her Wednesday afternoon.
He was produced in Berhampore court Saturday afternoon and was remanded in police custody.
The girl’s family said his parents slapped him and told him not to do it again when they confronted them before filing the police complaint.
The girl’s family even alleged that the villagers offered them money to settle the “issue amicably”, but they went ahead with the complaint.
“The boy and his parents live barely 50 metres away. He used to call my daughter ‘sister’. He raped her and threatened her with dire consequences if she opened her mouth. But she was in severe pain and told me everything,” said the girl’s mother.
The police took the girl to Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital for an examination.
In another incident, a six-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a youth in east Kolkata Saturday morning.
The youth lured her with chocolates and tried to take her to a desolate place when she was returning from school. He was caught by local people who handed him over to the police.
First Published: Jan 27, 2018 20:17 IST