100-year-old woman raped by 20-year-old local youth in West Bengal

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] 100-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a 20-year-old man at her home in Chakdaha, West Bengal.

According to the victim’s granddaughter, she went to check on her grandmother after hearing some strange noises. “When I looked through the window, I was shocked to see [the youth] raping my grandmother. I immediately called the neighbours to bring him out. We have filed a police complaint,” she told India Today.

“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 yesterday,” an officer of the Chakdah police station said.

The man said he was drunk and didn’t realise what he was doing. Police in Chakdaha have arrested him and he has been produced at Kalyani Court.

The proceedings are ongoing and the woman has been released from hospital after necessary medical tests were conducted.

Additional Superintendent of Police, Kalyani (Nadia District), Azhar A Tousif, told News18 that the woman’s age is yet to be ascertained. “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-year-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.

(With inputs from Agencies)