A 21-year-old youth allegedly raped a woman, who must have been her great grandmother’s age. The youth raped a 100-year-old woman.
The incident took place when Biswas entered the room of the woman where she was sleeping alone late on Monday night. Hearing her screams, her relatives ran to the room and caught Biswas red-handed with his pants down.
The culprit was apprehended soon after and arrested. He has been charged with rape of a woman. The victim also underwent a medical examination on Tuesday.
The incident took place in Nadia, West Bengal on Tuesday.
The accused has been identified as Abhijit Biswas and was produced in a sub-divisional court in Kalyani on Wednesday. He was sent to 14 days of judicial custody. The incident took place in Ganga Prasadpur village, about 65 km from Kolkata.
The son of the victim, who himself is in his 80s, lodged a complaint of rape against Biswas, a neighbour, at Chakdaha police station.
“Section 376 (rape) of IPC (Indian Penal Code) has been slapped against the accused,” a senior officer at the police station, who did not wish to be named, said.
“We heard about it. But what shocked us was that a 100-year-old became a victim of such crimes,” said Ranjit Sur, vice-president of Association for Protection of Democratic Rights, a human rights organisation.
In the second week of July, another such case happened where a 70-year-old woman was gang-raped by three men in Chatri village of East Midnapore district, about 198 km from Kolkata.