Kolkata: 32-year-old rapes neighbour in Salt Lake housing complex – Times of India

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KOLKATA: A 25-year-old resident of Salt Lake was allegedly raped by a neighbour in her flat inside a government housing estate on Saturday evening.
Based on the woman’s complaint and subsequent medical reports, the neighbour was arrested and remanded in police custody for four days. The survivor, who lost her parents, lives in the flat with her two elder brothers. Her family told police she mostly stayed at home and was under medication for a minor mental condition.
The alleged incident took place between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, when the woman’s brothers were away, said the police. According to the complaint lodged by one of the brothers, she was alone at home when the 32-year-old accused sneaked into their flat on finding the main door unlocked. When one of the brothers returned home around 7.30pm, he found the woman in a dishevelled state, room in a mess and Rs 2,000 kept in a drawer missing. When the brother questioned the woman, she reportedly told him about the torture, how the neighbour allegedly raped her and fled with the money.
“According to the complainant, the youth raped his sister in their absence. Based on the complaint and the woman’s statement, we arrested the youth and charged him with rape under IPC Section 376,” said a senior officer at Bidhannagar City Police.
According to a source, the woman and the accused knew each other and she told police that this was not the first time that he had forced himself on her. Following the complaint, a medical examination confirmed signs of intercourse, police said.
The brothers, who work as chauffeurs, told police that the survivor had Down syndrome but couldn’t provide any supporting medical evidence.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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