Main accused absconding, victim says she doesn’t trust cops
STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Kolkata, 4 August
Three people were arrested last night in connection with the molestation of a student inside the Rabindra Bharati University campus. They were remanded in police custody till 8 August after they were produced at Sealdah court today.
While Srijit Seal, Kanu Mondal, Sankha Talukdar were arrested in the Tala bridge area last night, the prime accused ~ Biswajit Dey, Simion Soren, Mouli Banerjee and Tanmay Aditya Das are still at large. “Local councillor, Mr Santanu Sen is shielding Biswajit and police are afraid to arrest him. I want him to get arrested as there are many other students who don’t come to the university after being threatened by him,” said the girl today.
The incident happened last Monday when the girl was standing at the bus stop. Some students led by TMCP’s Biswajit Dey forced her to move inside the campus and she was allegedly molested by them in room no 113.
Her earrings were snatched and she was robbed of Rs 1700. Late at night she managed to flee and lodged a complaint with the Sinthee police station.
After receiving threat calls from the aides of Biswajit, the complainant was afraid to take an examination, held on Friday.
But tomorrow I will appear in the examination, though I have no faith in police protection,” added the girl.
The girl is believed to be a close associate of Aliur Rahman, former students of RBU and a TMCP leader. Owing to her closeness to Aliur, she became a target of the faction led by Biswajit popularly known as Bappa.
“This has happened to many. Even some teachers were manhandled by Bappa. No one dared to speak out against him. Police have not brought any proper charges accused. I am unsure whether I will get justice,” added the girl.