Bankura, West Bengal:
Four minor girls, aged between five and 10, have allegedly been raped by a 40-year-old man in West Bengal's Bankura district. The incident reportedly occurred on January 3. The accused, a grocery shop owner, was arrested last night.
An FIR lodged at the Belatore police station by the guardians of the victims says that the four girls had gone to the grocery shop at around 3 pm on January 3 to buy cake. On the pretext of giving them cake, the grocer is alleged to have taken the girls to a nearby room and raped them.
The girls are said to have given an account of their torture to their parents, following which the complaint was lodged. Reports of the girls' medical examination are awaited. The accused is due to be produced in court soon.