The savage bid of Mohammed Allatali Gayen to molest Joba Mandal, wife of Sishukumar Mandal, has lead to deep resentment among their neighborhood. The victim is 30 years old and resident of Rajbari Purbapara under the jurisdiction of Sandeshkhali police station in the district of South 24 Paraganas. And the persistent unwillingness of police to initially register the couple’s complaint against the culprit has intensified the anger. Sishukumar is a vendor by profession. On 25th September, Sishukumar returned to his residence from local crematorium after midnight. Because of strong emotional tussle after cremating a close relative along with the hard labor that comes with his job, he got asleep soon. Abiding by the Hindu custom, he was in veranda while Joba was inside. At around 1.30 am, Mohammed Allatali Gayen who is son of Kouhar Gayen and infamous for his licentious conducts, entered Shishukumar’s residence in search of Joba. But once he tried to cross Sishukumar, the later grabbed his garment. Sishukumar would later narrate to his neighbors that he had always been suspicious of Allatali’s behavior and hence he kept under a close watch for him. After being caught unawares, Allatali put up a tough fight. In the ensuing tussle, Sishukumar managed to loosen Allatali’s garments which compromised his ability to continue the flight and the attacker started to flee.
But Sishukumar raised an alarm, hearing which the neighbors rushed to the spot and advised Sishukumar to lodge an official complaint against the culprit at the local police station as well as the local administration including panchayat. But what awaited the affected couple at both centers was nothing but a grave disappointment. While local police station, especially its Sub-Inspector Jayanta Ghosh refused to lodge an FIR and registered a general diary of No. 1253 dated on 25th September, local panchayat assured them of dealing with the matter soon. It must be stated that the police initially asked Sishukumar and Joba whether they would like to lodge an official complaint. And after the couple agreed, police refused to abide by their request later on. Sadly enough, it was not to be the end of their harrowing experience. The affected couple narrated their painful experience to neighbors and later on due to pressures of local Hindus, police filed an official complaint (No. 448 on 1st October). Allatali Gayen is yet to be arrested while an intense search for him is apparently going on.
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.