A 12 year old girl, who is a resident of Durgapur town, has alleged molestation by a nearby shopkeeper. The news of the incident that occurred on yesterday (March 17) created a sense of anger among the locals.
A shopkeeper, Nantu Chakraborty allegedly tried to molest the 12-year-old girl when the victim went to Nantu’s shop to buy goods. The accused is the father of a civic police volunteer with the Coke Oven police station in Durgapur.
According to the girl’s parents, their daughter had gone to a local shop in Shyampur locality near Durgapur railway Station to buy sugar yesterday morning when Nantu allegedly dragged her inside the shop and molested her. The girl bit his hand and managed to escape.
The matter didn’t end here. Nantu then sneaked into the victim’s house and beat up her parents and the girl. He also threatened them with dire consequences if the victim opens her mouth.
Later, Nantu got himself admitted to the Durgapur sub-divisional hospital alleging the girl’s family had beaten him up.
Police initially booked the girl’s father and then raided the hospital but Nantu had fled by the time.