42-Year-Old Woman On Vacation To Digha Allegedly Raped In Hotel: Police

The woman, a resident of Malda district, came to Digha on a vacation on Sunday and was supposed to return in the evening but missed her train, police said

42-Year-Old Woman On Vacation To Digha Allegedly Raped In Hotel: Police

A suspect has been detained and police are further investigating the matter: Police

Digha:

A 42-year-old woman, waiting at the Digha station in West Bengal after missing her train, was taken to a hotel and allegedly raped, the police said on Monday.

The woman, a resident of Malda district, came to Digha on a vacation on Sunday morning and was supposed to return in the evening but missed her train, police said, adding that she was then waiting at the station.

Later in the night, a man working at a hotel in nearby Talshari, which is in Odisha, approached her and she went along with him to spend the night there, police said.

Talshari, about 10 km away from sea resort Digha, is near the West Bengal-Odisha border.

At the hotel, she was given tea, laced with sedatives, and after that she was allegedly raped, police said. The woman was then taken to a nearby forest on the sea beach and allegedly again raped over there, they said.

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When she was being taken to the forest, some locals raised suspicion but the man told them that he was her family member, the police said.

The man also allegedly looted her purse containing around Rs 5,000 and a mobile phone. The woman was found in the early hours of Monday near the forest area.

She has lodged a complained based on which a case has been filed and medical tests are being done, a senior officer of the East Midnapore district police said.

A suspect has been detained and police are further investigating the matter, he said.