Hindu Housewife Raped, Murdered in Usthi Market
Whatever may be the long assurances of police and administration in Bengal to inflict stringent punishments on Muslim radicals, ever ready to gratify their lust by outraging Hindu girls and women followed by their murder, the situation remains unchanged and to sum up, it is getting murkier with the passing of each day.
Yet again a brutal rape followed by murder of a Hindu housewife has taken place in District: 24 Paraganas (South), a district virtually under the siege of Islamists at the moment, and the hapless Hindu lady, Bishnupriya Halder (age 50), wife of late Sanjit Halder, and also a vegetable seller by profession at the market in Usthi, used to live in village: Chousa, P.S. Diamond Harbor, District: 24 Paraganas (South).
Bishnupriya, it has been learnt, (every day) used to return to her residence between 8.00-8.30 pm from the market in Usthi. But on the fateful day, April 10, 2013, she didn’t return usually alarming her family members of an untoward development. And her son and son-in-law began a desperate search for her promptly but to no avail. They remained unsuccessful to get hold of her whereabouts.
It was around 4.30 am, on April 11, 2013, when her naked and slain body with clear evidences of rape was found out from behind the tyre-repairing shop of Akbar Khan, adjacent to the shop of Ganesh where Bishnupriya used to keep her weighing scale each day.
The discovery was enough to form despair among his son and son-in-law; Hindus who were informed of the ghastly discovery also raised hue and cry. To subdue fiery Hindu protests and also to prevent the situation from worsening, a team of police personnel from P.S. Diamond Harbor reached the spot soon. They both seized the slain body of Bishnupriya and arrested Akbar Khan promptly.
The revelation of the ghastly incident enraged Hindus in the vicinity such that a spontaneous road blockade against Islamists and police’s incapacity went on for more than 2 hours at a stretch. Hindu villagers of Chousa, cutting across political affiliations and age group, took part in the road blockade.
A team of RAF, to contain any further disturbance, was deployed around Usthi market before long and several police officials including SDPO, SDO, O.C., S.I. got busy to restrain angry Hindus.
Police has assured Hindus of rigorous punishment of Akbar Khan even if a section of Hindus remain skeptical of the pledge.
Tension continues to rule the area still.
Hindu Samhati regularly monitors and reports violations against Hindus in West Bengal. We also work with both governmental and NGO agencies for proper education on protection and ensure remedies to the Hindu populace as per prevailing law of the land.