Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has again ignited controversy by dubbing another rape as fabricated.
Mamata claimed that the opposition CPI(M) had conspired to fabricate a rape story concerning a woman in Burdwan district and said that there was no evidence of rape in the medical report.
"There was no evidence of rape in the medical report. CPI-M has conspired to fabricate the story of rape," she told reporters at Writers` Buildings yesterday.
She repeated the allegation again today at a press conference here, stating fake rape charges were being levelled to malign the image of the state.
She even went on to blame the Left Front for the recent spate of deaths of infants in government-run hospitals in the state.
It is a staged conspiracy by the Left, she said.
She also hit out at those who called today’s nationwide strike, saying bandh hampers future.
Earlier this month, Mamata had invited wrath after she questioned the character of the Park Street rape victim and called the rape allegations fake. However, the CM was proved wrong after the police solved the rape case.
CPI(M)’s Mohammad Salim reacted to Mamata’s remarks, saying the CM was siding with the perpetrators of the rape and not with the victim.
DGP Naparajit Mukherjee had earlier said that two persons were arrested in connection with the alleged gangrape by some dacoits who looted passengers of a local train in Burdwan district on Sunday, but there is no tell tale sign of rape in the medical report.
"No tell-tale sign of rape is found in the medical report," Mukherjee said.