Burdwan: In a shocking incident, a youth allegedly raped a 70-year-old woman at
Burdwan station on Friday. The seriously injured old woman has been rushed to the
Burdwan Medical College and Hospital.
According to the police, the old woman is Hoogly’s Shaora village area. Despite of
many family members, no one looks after her. The lady begs in trains and carry on
with her daily livelihood. Most of the days, she spends her night at the Burdwan
On Thursday night she was sleeping near the Burdwan station’s parcel department. It
has been alleged that a youth called and took her to a place in the name of
offering her tea in the wee hours. After that he took her to an area near the
platform where he tied her mouth and allegedly raped the old lady. The youth has
been also accused of torturing the lady’s private parts.
The youth then escaped leaving the old lady heavily bleeding. After sometime, the
old woman managed to go to a sweet shop near the station. Some locals rushed the
bleeding woman to the hospital where she was admitted in the emergency department.
But the youths fled after dropping her to the hospital.
Three journalists Saiful Hossain Mullick, Sujata Mehera and Sumit Bhagat arrived
after getting information. They met the doctor at the emergency department and
requested for the old lady’s treatment. The Police camp in-charge Nasir Ahmed also
rushed to the hospital after getting information.
The doctors started treatment after the initiative by the journalists and the
police. She has been admitted in the female department. The police have filed a
complaint and are looking for the accused youth.