Kolkata rape: Discrepancies in victim’s account

Published: 15th August 2012 11:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2012 11:01 AM   |  A+A-

The alleged gangrape of a middle-aged woman following her abduction by a 10-member gang on Saturday turned murkier with the city police finding several discrepancies in the victim’s account.  

“We have found out that from 7.30 pm on Saturday till 8 am on Sunday, she was at the house where she worked as an ‘aya’ (nurse)…When we confronted her with this and other evidence, she admitted that she had made a false allegation,” said Pallab Kanti Ghosh, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime).

This has raised questions regarding the alleged incident and the charges levelled by the woman. The investigators hinted at the possibility of the issue being a fall-out of the clashes between two rival TMC factions.

“We have found discrepancies in the victim’s version,” said Ghosh. According to him, the final report to be submitted by the police would include more details.

Interestingly, the victim has kept away from the media.

TMC leader Sovandeb Chatterjee, meanwhile, alleged that the people who were doing this were trying to malign the state government and should be taken to task. And even if the accused were a TMC worker or a leader, he should be expelled from the party, hesaid.

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee has ordered a probe into the incident and it will be headed by Subrata Bakshi and Mukul Roy.



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