A West Bengal Police constable was arrested for allegedly raping a class 4 student in a police barrack in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district, around 750 kilometers from state capital Kolkata.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Cooch Behar Anoop Jaiswal said, “We have arrested the constable. He has been suspended from his services as we learnt about the incident.”
According to a complaint lodged by the victim’s mother, who runs a tea stall in front of barack, the victim went to deliver bread and vegetable curry. The accused overpowered the victim, dragged her to a room and raped her.
The victim’s mother suspected foul play after she noticed that the minor regularly denied going inside the barrack to deliver orders and remained silent.
“On repeatedly questioning her, she narrated her ordeal to me. On learning the incident I lodged a complaint with the police at Dinhata Police station on September 16 with the help of school teachers where she studied,” the victim’s mother said.