Updated May 19th, 2024 at 00:24 IST

West Bengal: TMC Cadre Apprehended in Sandeshkhali For Allegedly Molesting Teenager

A Trinamool Congress (TMC) cadre of West Bengal’s Sandeshkhali was on Saturday apprehended by the police for allegedly molesting a teenage girl.

Reported by: Digital Desk
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Sandeshkhali: A Trinamool Congress (TMC) cadre of West Bengal’s Sandeshkhali was on Saturday apprehended by the police for allegedly molesting a teenage girl. According to the police sources, the police action came up after the victim’s mother made serious allegations against the accused stating that the man entered her house on Friday night and molested the minor girl.

As per the police, the girl, who is a class 8 student, managed to escape and started shouting for help when family members and neighbours came out. Meanwhile, the accused, aged around 20  years, managed to flee from the spot.

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Following the incident, a police complaint was filed by the victim’s family and the accused was detained.

Meanwhile, the father of the accused alleged that his son has been framed because they were TMC supporters.

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The West Bengal police is interrogating the accused and probing the matter.

The police are also waiting for the medical test report of the teen.

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Notably, allegations of sexual abuse and land grab have been levelled against TMC leaders of Sandeshkhali area in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, which created a stir across the state. In february this year, the Sandeshkhali area had been on the boil with protests over allegations of sexual abuse and land grab against now arrested TMC leader Shajahan Sheikh and his supporters.

Meanwhile, further legal action into the matter is being taken.
 

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Published May 19th, 2024 at 00:24 IST