A woman is a woman’s biggest enemy. Probably, the most cringe statement you’ve ever come across. But it seems like the claim is true. Yes, you heard it right. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee shamelessly attempted to assassinate the character of the 14-year-old rape victim. But, the question is, should a CM of a particular state justify such a heinous crime? Well, no.
However, it is Mamata Banerjee for you.
TMC leader’s son held for raping a minor
In what can be seen as a shocking development, the son of a Trinamool Congress (TMC) panchayat leader has been arrested by the Nadia district police on Saturday in connection with the alleged rape of a teenage girl. Unfortunately, the girl couldn’t survive and died after a few hours of the crime who died hours after the crime.
Reportedly, the minor girl was a student of class 9th. However, locals informed the police that the girl and accused knew each other. If these statements are something to go by, the girl had gone to his residence to attend the birthday party and was forced to drink alcohol during the party.
A district police officer on the condition of anonymity reported, “The family did not lodge any complaint. The victim died hours after the crime. The police were informed after she was cremated.”
“The police arrested Braja Gopal Gayali, the accused. His father, SamarendraGayali, is a member of a TMC-controlled panchayat,” the officer said.
However, Bengal BJP leader Debjit Sarkar claimed that the family of rape victim was threatened to stay silent.
“The cremation was done in a hurry so that a post mortem could not be conducted,” alleged Sarkar.
Forest minister JyotipriyaMullick said, “The guilty will not be spared by the administration. He will be punished.”
Mamata’s “unfortunate” and “insensitive” remarks
Instead of condemning the crime, the West Bengal CM resorted to insensitive remarks to defend the criminal. Needless to say, the shameful act has been done by Mamata Banerjee only to prevent the image of the party which is already tarnished. Casting doubts over the details of the victim, she stated that she does not know whether the teenager was raped or was already pregnant.
While speaking at an event in Kolkata, Mamata said, “the girl was having an affair with the accused.”She added that opposition parties and media are making it an opportunity to give it a “political twist”.
“What happened is bad. I condemn it. But I have heard that the accused and girl were having a love affair. People in their neighbourhood knew. Their families knew. Everyone knew…,” she said.
“The incident is said to have taken place on April 5 and the FIR was registered on April 10. Why? From where will the police get evidence now?” She then looked at the DGP, asking him, “Am I right or wrong?”
Isn’t it weird and shameful? How can a CM of the state respond in such a manner? How she couldn’t even condemn the incident? How could Mamata assassinate the character of a rape victim and that too when the former herself is a woman?
It is very unfortunate to see Mamata Banerjee being involved in nasty politics and there is a strong need to address the issue and sympathise with the locals of West Bengal.
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