Kolkata: Even as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continues to see a CPI (M) conspiracy behind the recent spurt in rape incidents in the state, yet another shocker was reported from West Bengal - a deaf and dumb girl was allegedly raped in a hospital.
The victim was raped at Bankura Medical College, where she was undergoing treatment, by a junior doctor.
As per reports, the 18-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital on Monday afternoon after she complained of chest pain. Late in the night that day, the accused doctor took her to a private room adjacent to the ward in the guise of examining her but instead forced himself on her.
When, even after an hour, he did not emerge from the room, the girl’s mother raised an alarm and forced opened the door only to realise that her daughter has been raped by the doctor.
A formal complaint was lodged, yesterday, with the hospital superintendent.
Meanwhile, the girl has been taken to Kolkata by police and Health department doctors for forensic tests, police said.
The state health department has sent a two member team to investigate the case, a news channel reported.
The victim’s clothes and bed sheets have been sent for examination, reports added.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been under fire over the increase in incidents of the rape in the state, especially after she chose to blame the rise in atrocities against women on a conspiracy by the Left.
"Fake rape charges were being levelled to malign the image of the state," she said.