Kolkata: Physically-challenged teenager allegedly raped by auto-rickshaw driver

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Kolkata:  A physically-challenged teenager was allegedly raped by an auto-rickshaw driver and left tied to a cot in a house at Cossipore area of Kolkata.

Sk Afshar Ali, the auto-rickshaw driver, was arrested after the hearing and speech-impaired girl identified him as the perpetrator of the crime, police said today.

The girl had left her home to buy groceries from a local shop yesterday morning, but when she did not return after a while her family members suspecting something amiss went looking for her.

The family raised an alarm after hearing groans from inside a house which belonged to a relative of Ali.

Locals along with the family members broke open the door and found the girl tied to a cot in a semi-clad state.

According to the complaint filed by the victim's family, Ali had allegedly lured her to the house and sexually assaulted her.

The accused was arrested from a hideout in Kolkata yesterday.

Medical tests of the girl have been conducted, reports of which are awaited, the police said.

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