Kolkata: A security guard has been arrested in connection with the gangrape of a first-year polytechnic student in West Bengal, police said on Saturday. The victim has alleged receiving threats for withdrawing her complaint.
The victim, a student of Rupnarayanpur Nazrul Centenary Polytechnic College, was sexually assaulted on Wednsday in the college premises in Rupnarayanpur in Burdwan district, about 200 km from Kolkata, police said.
She said on Saturday: "Ever since my father lodged a police complaint naming members of the Trinamool Chhatra Parishad, we have been getting threat calls asking us to withdraw the complaint."
Apart from naming a Parishad office-bearer from the college, the victim also named one of her woman classmates for allegedly facilitating the crime, police said.
The father of the victim also said that local leaders from the ruling Trinamool Congress were putting pressure on him and his family to cover up the case.
"They have asked me not to lodge an official complaint. They are all trying to cover it up," he said.