Behrampore, Aug. 18: A young woman in Murshidabad has accused an additional superintendent of police, who had advised her during her divorce, of sending her lewd text messages and making indecent proposals over phone.
The woman, a Jiaganj resident in her twenties, has said in her complaint to the district superintendent of police that Mrinal Majumdar had asked her several times to come to his bungalow and stay with him after she obtained the divorce in January.
“When I refused to go to his bungalow and stopped responding to the text messages and calls, he became furious and threatened to accuse me in a false case,” she said.
Majumdar has refuted the allegations. “The woman has brought a false charge against me,” the additional SP (rural) said.
Police superintendent Humayun Kabir said he would “personally” investigate the case. “The woman’s security would be taken care of,” he added.
Jiaganj police yesterday arrested a male friend of the woman from New Alipore on the charge of stealing a car belonging to the woman’s former husband. The woman alleged that the arrest was made on Majumdar’s instructions.
The woman said the arrested youth, Shantanu Murmu, had given her financial assistance after her divorce. She said Murmu also helped her get a house and a shop on rent in New Alipore.
“I am indebted to Shantanu. After my divorce, when Majumdar had been making indecent proposals over phone, he stood by me. The police have implicated him on the additional SP’s instructions,” the woman said.
Shantanu has been remanded in 14 days’ judicial custody.
Asked about the arrest, Majumdar said: “Shantanu Murmu was arrested on a complaint of car theft lodged by the woman’s former husband.”
The woman’s former husband, a businessman in Azimganj in Murshidabad, could not be contacted.
The woman had married the businessman in 2005 but five years later, they filed for divorce. The couple obtained a mutual divorce this January.
“My husband tortured me mentally and physically. Both of us had filed cases against each other,” she said.
According to the woman, she met Majumdar at the end of 2012, when the divorce suit was on. She said the additional SP had called up Jiaganj police station and had instructed officers to help her.
The woman said she got scared on “receiving phone calls and lewd text messages from Majumdar” and left Jiaganj.