Kolkata | A man was arrested in West Bengal’s industrial township of Durgapur on Friday on charges of first raping a minor girl and subsequently sharing the video of the heinous act with some people, including the victim’s mother.
After watching the video shared from the mobile phone of the accused, the victim’s mother registered a complaint at Coke Oven Police Station, following which accused Latiful Sheikh, a neighbour of the victim’s family, was arrested.
A senior officer of Asansol-Durgapur Police Commiserate said that after the arrest, the accused was presented before a court at Durgapur and the public prosecutor sought his police custody.
The accused has been charged under Section 376 (punishment for rape) under the Indian Penal Code as well as various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
However, the court has sent him to judicial custody.
In her complaint, the victim’s mother has claimed that around 15 days back, the victim was invited to the residence of the accused, where he made her unconscious by mixing sedatives in her cold drinks. Thereafter, as per the complaint, the accused not only raped her, but also video recorded the entire incident and shared it some people, one of which reached the victim’s mother also.
The victim’s mother said that initially she did not know anything. Her daughter was shattered after the incident and insisted on going to her grandmothers’ place. Finally, the victim’s mother came to know the real incident and filed a police complaint.
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