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West Bengal: ‘Sorcerer’ held for rape bid on woman

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Published : Sep 18, 2017, 5:49 am IST
Updated : Sep 18, 2017, 5:49 am IST

The victim somehow fled and returned home before narrating the ordeal to her husband.

A case was initiated under Sections 376/511 (attempt of rape) and 354(B) (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code and Shamsher was arrested.  (Representational image)
 A case was initiated under Sections 376/511 (attempt of rape) and 354(B) (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code and Shamsher was arrested. (Representational image)

Kolkata: A man claiming to be a sorcerer was arrested by the police for allegedly trying to rape a woman in Salt Lake. The accused, Shamsher Ali, works as a caretaker at a house.

He lured the young homemaker to his house at B.D. Block claiming that her husband will become rich if she visited him for a prayer session. On Saturday evening when the 23-year-old woman went to his home at around 7 pm, Shamsher allegedly took her to a room where he asked her for sexual favours. 

 

As the woman refused and tried to escape, he disrobed her and tried to rape her. The victim somehow fled and returned home before narrating the ordeal to her husband. 

Deputy commissioner of police (detective department) of the Bidhannagar City police K. Sabari Rajkumar said that the woman lodged a complaint at the Bidhannagar North police station at around 11 pm. A case was initiated under Sections 376/511 (attempt of rape) and 354(B) (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code and Shamsher was arrested.

Tags: rape case, arrested
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]