Four-year-old girl raped in Rangpo, alleged Suraj Biswakarma 26 thrashed up by public

Kalimpong: While the wounds of the ghastly rape of a three year old child in Teesta Bazaar is yet to heal, another similar incident has rocked the hills. The victim this time was a four-year-old and she was sexually assaulted by her neighbour Suraj Biswakarma (26) in Rangpo.

Four-year-old girl raped in Rangpo
Alleged Suraj Biswakarma 26 thrashed up by public

A resident of the check post area here, the accused reportedly took the minor inside his house and raped her around 8:30 yesterday morning. As word of this repulsive incident spread, Biswakarma was thrashed up by the infuriated public before the police managed to take him into custody. The locals even argued with the police accusing the latter of trying to protect the accused. Biswakarma was later admitted at Kalimpong hospital.

The police were at the spot upon hearing Biswakarma getting a public thrashing, but it was a tough task for them to separate the accused from the enraged people. Biswakarma is reportedly a resident of Pedong, but had been living in Rangpo since the last one year with his second wife.The victim, a kindergarten student, was playing with her sisters when Biswakarma reportedly lured her into his house. On hearing her daughter’s cries, the victim’s mother sent her elder daughter to fetch her. The mother found the victimised daughter walking in an awkward manner but she didn’t give much thought to it. The crime came to light when the child narrated the incident and the area was suddenly transformed into an inferno.Biswakarma was not produced before court today since he is undergoing treatment in hospital. Police sources said he will be presented before court once his physical condition improves. The incident has shocked and angered the public. They have expressed concern about the security of women and minor girls. Two terrible crimes taking place in Kalimpong, within a span of 11 days, has raised strong questions on the issues of child and women security.

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