21 - 02 - 2019

Youth rapes 100-year-old woman, arrested

Kolkata,Oct 25,2018: A 100-year-old woman was raped by a 20-year-old man in West Bengal’s Nadia district on Monday night. The accused has been arrested on Tuesday night by Chakdah police and was produced in a local court on Wednesday morning.

The 100-year-old lady lived alone in her village home in Gangaprasadpur under Chanduria Gram Panchayat area in Nadia district. Though she has two sons, they work outside Nadia district. The elderly woman’s relatives stayed in the neighbourhood and took care of her. She can walk and do her basic minimum work

On Monday midnight, her great grand daughter-in-law was suddenly awakened by a moaning sound and to her utter astonishment the sound could be traced from her great grandmother’s room.

Police said the elderly woman was sleeping when the accused entered her room and had suddenly raped and tortured her.

“I found Abhijit, a neighbourhood boy, raping and torturing her while great grandmother was crying in pain. The light was switched on. I immediately alerted everyone in the neighbourhood. When all other neighbours and relatives rushed to the room, Abhijit hid under her bed. We rushed her to the hospital while Abhijit was allowed to go,” the elderly woman’s great grand daughter-in-law said.

The relative also said that she had caught Abhijit red-handed as the light of the room was switched on. “Everyone was shocked at the incident but taking the old lady to the hospital was our first priority,” she said.`

The old woman, who was traumatised, was rushed to the Chakdah state general hospital, a government-run hospital. From there, she was referred to Kalyani Gandhi Memorial Hospital. She is undergoing treatment there.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday morning, the family members filed an FIR against the accused Abhijit Biswas (20) in Chakdah Police Station.

Police said Abhijit was arrested on Tuesday night on the basis of the FIR. He has been produced in a local court today.

Police has started investigation into the matter.