In a brutal incident reported from West Bengal’s (WB) Darjeeling, Mohammad Ashraf is accused of raping a 5-year-old. The incident occurred in Phasidewa Police Station jurisdiction. .
In their police complaint, the girl’s parents have accused Ashraf. They said on July 30 afternoon, and they were out for work. The accused saw their daughter playing with the neighborhood children. He took the girl inside their house and raped the child.
The complaint alleges that the accused also physically abused and intimidated their daughter. The accused threatened to kill her if she spoke about the incident to anyone. “When my husband and I returned home after some time, my daughter told us about this incident in tears,” the victim’s mother pointed out in her complaint.
She also said her daughter became ill and urged the police to ensure her daughter gets justice by taking legal action against Ashraf.
Instances of minors being raped are on the rise in West Bengal. In April this year, three cases of sexual assault on minor girls were reported on a single day. A 9-year-old in Malda was allegedly raped by Rafiqul Islam in June 2021.