100-Year-Old Woman Raped in West Bengal

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An unbelievable but true incident has been reported from West Bengal’s Nadia district. On Wednesday, a 100-Year-old woman was brutally raped by a 20-year-old boy.

The incident took place at night and the accused was caught red handed by the family members of the aged woman in her home. The old lady was covered in blood when she was rescued. An officer of the Chakdah police station told IANS,

“The incident took place on Monday night. Argha Biswas alias Abhijit was caught by the family members of the old woman. A complaint was filed on Tuesday.”

According to the granddaughter of the vicim, she heard some strange noises and went to check on her grandmother. She said she looked through the window and was shocked to see the young boy raping her grandmom. She immediately shouted and called the neighbours to bring him out. They also filed a police complaint next morning.
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The culprit hails from the Gangaprasadpur area and has been arrested. He has also reportedly confessed to his crime saying that he was under the influence of alcohol which pushed him to rape the old woman. He then hid under the bed when the grandaughter raised an alarm by calling all neighbours.

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Currently the old woman has been discharged from the hospital after all required medical tests were conducted and the proceedings of the case are going on.

Additional Superintendent of Police, Kalyani (Nadia District), Azhar A Tousif, told News18,

“We don’t have any document which will ascertain that the victim’s age is 100. His family members are claiming that she is 100 years old and she was raped by a local youth. The youth confessed that he raped her. We are still waiting for the medical report. Everything is subject to investigation,” he said. 

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Similar case of raping a 71-year-old woman was reported in 2015. A Bangladeshi raped the old nun in a church in Bengal’s Nadia district and was subsequently given a life imprisonment on last year with a penalty of Rs. 50,000.

The court had then observed that the incident was shameful for the people of West Bengal where Sister Nivedita and Mother Teresa worked.

“What happened to the elderly nun is a blot on West Bengal’s legacy where Mother Teresa worked for the poor,” said judge.

Such incidents only raise serious questions on the psyche of anyone who hasn’t spared young toddlers or even the aged from the heinous crime such as rape.

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