KOLKATA: In what can be a serious trouble for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Mamata Banerjee’s Kolkata, a 17-year-old boy has been detained for allegedly raping a minor at the BJP’s branch office in Behala in the city’s south on Friday.
According to the police, the arrested accused is the son of a local shop owner near in the BJP office in the region and the keys to their office is usually kept at his shop.
The mother and neighbours started looking for the five-year-old child after she went missing around 3 PM. After hearing the muffled noise from the area, they knocked the door of the BJP office where the boy opened the door and the girl came out to them running.
After taking the child back home, mother of the victim took her to the Bahela police station immediately after she found that the underclothes of the girl her daughter were blood-stained.
Following the report, the police without delay started searching for the boy and arrested him on the basis of the complaint filed by the parents after they found him.
Following the incident, the minor was admitted to hospital for medical tests and treatments where the doctors confirmed bleeding injuries. “Doctors have confirmed the bleeding injuries,” informed Rashid Munir Khan, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kolkata, South West.
BJP spokesperson Ritesh Tewari while speaking about the incident said, “We condemn the incident and the guilty ought to be punished.”
On the other hand, Trinamool MP Derek O’Brien shared a word comment on the incident, “Terrible”.
After the gruesome act, some angry locals tried to break the door of the BJP’s branch office, however, they were stopped by others.