Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Jamshedpur police arrest Kolkata man in sexual assault case


Jamshedpur : Police have arrested a 30 year old man at Kolkata in a sexual assault case of a city-based 14 year old girl.The accused has been brought on transit remand from Barasat Court in Kolkata from his house.

The arrested man, Nitu Bhakta who is a resident of Madhyamgram in North 24 Parganas in Bengal had trapped a 14-year-old girl by selecting her for performing in Boogie Woogie, a local dance club at Madhyagram in July this year.

The victim, who is a resident of Bistupur had appeared in the contest in response to a newspaper advertisement that the accused had given during a fair at Harina village under Potka police station area on the outskirts of the steel city.
Deputy superintendent of police (composite control room) Sudhir Kumar said that Bhakta used to run a dance club titled Boogie Woogie and would trap girls in the name of promoting talents.

“As per our investigation Bhatkawould target the fairs held in rural pockets and accordingly he would place advertisement in newspapers. He advertised seeking talent in the field of dance prior to HarinaMela in Potka and during a selection session, he selected the minor in July first week,” said the DSP.

According to the police officer, after selecting the girl, the accused took her to Bundu near Ranchi where he kept her two-three days and subsequently he took her to her house in Madhyam Gram.

“Bhaktadespite being married established physical relation with the minor forcibly at home after sending his own wife to her parent’s house. As the girl was being repeatedly exploited for a week, she fled the accused’s house getting an opportunity and returned back to her residence in Bistupur,” the DSP said.

The minor had narrated everything to her parents who lodged an FIR with the Bistupur police station on July 16, leading a team of police to go to North 24 Pragana district.

“During investigation we traced the whereabouts of the accused by putting his mobile number on surveillance and subsequently rushed Madhyam Gram to arrest him. After arresting him we produced him before a local court for the transit remand and we ultimately brought him to the steel city this morning,” Kumar said.

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