West Bengal: Man arrested on charge of molesting teen girl for several days

The culprit, described as a monk, molested the girl on several occasions in the empty library room and had taken her pictures

By: PTI | Bankura | Published:October 22, 2016 2:02 pm
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A man named Snehasis Chowdhury, attached with an educational institute run by a well-known socio-religious organisation in Bankura, was arrested for sexual assault on a 14-year old girl for several days in Bankura.

The accused, described as a monk by the victim’s family, was arrested Saturday following complaints lodged by the girl’s father on Thursday about his daughter, a class nine student of the institution, molested by him on several occasions in the empty library room and her picture taken on mobile, a senior police officer said.

The accused culprit, who hailed from Memari in Burdwan district and identified as Snehasis Chowdhury, was expelled from the institution on receipt of the complaint on Thursday.

He was remanded to 11 days’ judicial custody following production at district sessions court, Bankura. The accused had also allegedly threatened to circulate the girl’s pictures on social network if she made public the alleged sexual torture, her father said in the complaint, the officer said.

The girl narrated the ordeal to her parents early this week and they approached the police and the institution, the police officer said. The organisation’s spokesman said the concerned person was thrown out of the institution and they will cooperate with the police for any investigation into the allegations.