A 45-year-old man on Monday late evening raped a three-year-old girl in front of her brother inside a luxury bus in Kolkata’s Canal Road, West Bengal Police said on Tuesday.
The accused was nabbed by the locals after the five-year-old boy raised an alert. The locals nabbed the accused and thrashed him before handing him over to police.
According to West Bengal Police, the victim was rushed to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital. The doctors of the hospital informed the media that the girl was brought to the hospital in critical condition.
“She was profusely bleeding. The victim’s health has improved a bit from the time she was brought to the hospital,” said a doctor.
The arrested accused has been identified as Sheikh Munna. “We have lodged an FIR under relevant IPC Sections and POSCO act. A forensic team has collected samples from the scene of crime,” said a senior officer of Kolkata Police.
The officer added, that the victim and her brother were playing near the parked bus. Munna, a bus-cleaner, lured the girl inside the bus in pretext of giving her a chocolate.
“The bus-cleaner locked the bus door and sexually assaulted the minor. Her brother told the police that he pleaded and banging the bus door as he heard her crying in pain,” added the officer.
He added, “The boy rushed to his residence, informed his mother about the incident. She alerted about it to the neighbour. They rushed to the crime scene and rescued the girl and nabbed the accused.”