Man held for raping teenager
Bishnupur: A man in his early 30s allegedly tied the hands of a 15-year-old girl and raped her in the washroom of his house in Bishnupur, South 24-Parganas.
Rahim Mondal was arrested early on Sunday following a complaint lodged by the teenager's father. The accused, a neighbour of the girl's family, has been remanded in police custody till May 30.
"The incident happened on May 13 but she kept silent because Rahim had threatened her with dire consequences. We became suspicious as her behaviour had suddenly turned abnormal. On being repeatedly asked what had happened, she told us about the assault," the girl's father said.
Mondal was alone at home when the girl went to his house to watch television, an officer of Bishnupur police station said.
"The girl's family does not have a TV set. She would visit Mondal's house in the evening to watch Bengali soaps," the officer said.
"In her statement, the girl said Mondal overpowered her in the washroom and tied her hands. Before she was allowed to go, Mondal had threatened her saying she would face dire consequences if she disclosed the incident to anyone."
The girl's father said she had skipped dinner on May 13. "She first talked about the incident to her sister-in-law on Saturday night. We went to Bishnupur police station and lodged a complaint," the father said. "Mondal's friends are pressuring us to withdraw the complaint."
The accused was rounded up from a friend's home.
The teenager has undergone a medical test.