Soumyajit Ghosh Rape Charge: Teen Meets Mamata


Kolkata: The woman who has accused Olympian and national table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh of repeatedly raping her on the promise of marriage today claimed that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has assured her of justice.

The woman met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at her Kalighat residence this morning and sought justice.

“The Chief Minister assured me of justice. I have informed her about the police inaction and that it had not arrested him or anybody from his family,” the woman said after emerging from the meeting with Banerjee.

“My medical tests are done. I have also submitted the documents related to this case to police. I think Soumyajit and his family are hiding somewhere,” she said.

An FIR was lodged against Ghosh at North 24 Parganas district’s Barasat women’s police station last month as the 18-year-old accused him of raping her at her residence in April 2015 after promising marriage but later shying away from the commitment.

Following the complaint, Ghosh was dropped from the national squad for the Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in Gold Coast from April 4. The paddler had claimed innocence and said the woman was blackmailing him for money and the allegations were a ploy to ruin his career.

Ghosh, who was practising with the national table tennis team in Germany before he was dropped, is yet to return home.