Tribal woman raped, 1 held

A tribal woman, suspected to be mentally challenged, was raped at a village under Kushmandi police station of South Dinajpur district on Sunday night.

By KOUSIK SEN in Raiganj
  • Published 20.02.18
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Raiganj: A tribal woman, suspected to be mentally challenged, was raped at a village under Kushmandi police station of South Dinajpur district on Sunday night.

Police have arrested a local resident, Ramprabesh Sharma, in connection with the case and a probe is on.

Sources said the woman, who has been deserted by her husband, used to stay at her father's place. "She used to roam around in the village most of the times. Her parents are dead and she stays alone," said a source.

On Monday morning, some locals spotted her lying near a bridge.

Police were informed who reached the spot and rescued her.

"She was unconscious and admitted to a hospital. Now, the woman is in Malda Medical College and Hospital," a police official said.

After the incident, tension spread in the area as some local people joined protests and demanded immediate police action.