Rape horror continues, this time a bar singer
Five persons raped a 25-year-old woman at her residence in Majherpara in Bamungachi, 30 km from Kolkata, on Sunday night. The area falls under the jurisdiction of the Barasat police station in North 24 Parganas.kolkata Updated: Aug 22, 2012 13:52 IST
Five persons raped a 25-year-old woman at her residence in Majherpara in Bamungachi, 30 km from Kolkata, on Sunday night. The area falls under the jurisdiction of the Barasat police station in North 24 Parganas.
All five have been arrested, including the owner of the house in which the woman lived as a tenant. The victim has been sent for a medical test.
“On Sunday night the woman was drinking with Debojyoti Kar Bhoumik, owner of the house, who is a bandmaster by profession, along with four others. The woman was the singer in his group. Late on Sunday night she was discovered lying almost naked in the courtyard of the house. We have arrested five people after she filed a rape complaint against them,” said a senior office in north 24 Parganas.
“Apart from them, Bomkesh Mukherjee, Kar’s nephew, who resides in the same locality, was also part of the drinking session. He has also been arrested,” the officer added.
The incident is reminiscent of the much talked about Park Street case of February 5, which involved a woman who said she was raped in a car by a gang with whom she had been drinking at a nightclub. None of the men accused in the case were acquainted with her.
“We have information that the bar singer frequently accompanied the men on their drinking sessions,” said a source at the Barasat police station.
The other netted in connection with the case have been identified as friend of Kar Bhoumik.
The woman told the police that the accused did not torture her until she lost consciousness. “I think that when I became unconscious the accused did this,” she told police.
Locals informed police in the early hours of Monday morning that there was a naked woman lying unconscious in the courtyard at Kar Bhoumik’s house.
“A woman who lives with the victim noticed her in that state and informed others in the locality. We received the information from them and shorted arrested the bandmaster and rounded up the other four who live in the Barasat area,” said a police officer.
On Monday night there was a scuffle between Mukherjee and Kar Bhoumik. “We came to know that Mukherjee was unhappy with many of his uncle’s actions. There was a heated exchange between them and finally a scuffle broke out,” the police said.
First Published: Aug 22, 2012 13:44 IST