Kolkata, March 7: A 25-year-old physically challenged woman was allegedly raped by a 50-year-old man in Behala, on the city’s southern outskirts, police said Thursday. The accused is yet to be arrested.
“We have received a complaint against one Bikash Ghosh accusing him of raping a physically challenged woman. The accused has gone into hiding. But we are confident of arresting him soon,” Deputy Commissioner (South West Division) S. Mitra said.
According to police, the incident took place Monday evening when Ghosh lured the victim to a secluded place and allegedly raped her.
Traumatised by the incident, the girl related the incident to her family members Wednesday, following which a police complaint was filed.
“We took the victim’s clothes for forensic tests. A medical test to confirm rape has already been done, reports of which are awaited,” Mitra said.