One arrested in West Bengal New Year molestation case

West Bengal police are reported to have arrested one suspect in connection with the alleged molestation of a young housewife in New Town area of North 24 Parganas district.

Last Updated: Jan 02, 2015, 14:55 PM IST

Kolkata: West Bengal police have arrested one suspect in connection with the alleged molestation of a young housewife in New Town area of North 24 Parganas district early on Thursday.

The suspect has been identified as Surojit Naskar. Naskar's mother has, however, lodged a counter FIR alleging that her son had been beaten up by the couple.

The incident took place on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1, while the 24-year-old victim was celebrating New Year with her husband. She was allegedly molested in front of her husband.

The victim along with her husband was travelling in a motorcycle in New Town's Chandi Behria area at around 1:00 am, after taking part in New Year celebrations in a nearby area.

While they were returning, few drunk youths allegedly forced the couple to stop, tried to molest the housewife and mercilessly beat up her husband when he protested, police said quoting the complainants.

The husband along with his wife managed to flee the spot.

Later, in the morning they lodged a police complaint.

(With PTI inputs)