Differently-abled woman raped in Kolkata

Last Updated: Thu, Jun 13, 2013 16:42 hrs

A 24-year-old differently-abled woman was allegedly raped on Thursday morning in the New Town suburb of Kolkata, said reports.

This comes in when West Bengal has already witnessed two such incidents within a fortnight, were the victims were murdered brutally.

A man, in his early 30s, who is a neighbour of the victim, allegedly raped her when she was alone at home.

A case of rape has been registered though the alleged accused is absconding.

Earlier, in the wake of two recent rape and murder cases in the West Bengal, women activists on Thursday demonstrated outside state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee´s residence in Kolkata´s Kalighat area in demand of better security for women.

The protesters, who belonged to women´s rights group Maitrayee, wanted to meet the Chief Minister and submit a memorandum to her in demand for better security for women in the state.

The police later arrested the demonstrators, reports said.

The recently released National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) statistics showed that West Bengal topped the charts for crime against women.

The NCRB report said 30,942 incidents of crime against women were reported in the state in 2012.

Shocking the state, two brutal rape and murder cases were reported from two different parts of West Bengal in the past few days.

A school girl was allegedly gangraped and then killed by three men in Gede area in West Bengal´s Nadia district on Monday.

A college girl returning home was gangraped and killed by some men in Barasat area near Kolkata last week, triggering angry reactions over the falling law and order situation in the state.

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