Now it’s the time for the district of Murshidabad to witness another spate of rape; a middle-aged Hindu housewife has been raped within an ambulance by its driver. The gruesome incident took place in the dead of night on December 27, 2013 at the field of Benepura under the jurisdiction of the police station of Hariharpara in the district of Murshidabad.
It has come to knowledge, the victim or middle-aged housewife lives in the village of Choana and her daughter Mrs. Ruma Sarkar was shifted to Hariharpara Block Health Center owing to acute labor pain on last Friday. Ruma was not alone; she was joined by her mother to the local hospital in an ambulance driven by Habib Sheikh. The admission took hours scaring Ruma’s mother a lot as she had no option except to return to her own residence in Choana. However, Habib assured that he would personally escort her to the residence. But (while returning) the ambulance was driven to Benepura through Swaruppur; the vehicle reached the field of Benepura finally and Habib raped her. He also tired to flee but once he was assured that this vicious event would not be narrated to others, Habib drove Ruma’s mother to her residence. But she informed neighbors of the same in wee hours and they accompanied her to the police station of Hariharpara to file an FIR against Habib Sheikh, resident of the village of Borkhali under the jurisdiction of same police station.
Habib was arrested from the hospital’s courtyard later on. The ambulance has also been confined while the victim has been sent for medical examination. Local people are yet to recover from this shock and are demanding strictest punishment of Habib Sheikh.
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.