Kolkata: Even if you are a 100-year old, you are not immune from sexual assault in Bengal. On Monday night, when entire Bengal was preparing for the Laxmi Puja, a 100-year old was brutally raped in a village of the Nadia district.

This incident took place in the Gangaprasadpur village of Chakdah area where a 20-year old youth reached the home of the victim on Monday night in an inebriated state and raped her. The grandson with whom the victim lives woke up, hearing a cry, only to find the grandma blood-soaked. Soon, the accused was found to be hiding under the bed. He has now been identified as Argho Biswas.
The accused was handed over to the police that pressed a charge of rape against him. The rape survivor was admitted to Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital.

Not only has the accused confessed to his crime during police interrogation but later he also confirmed this to journalists present outside the court where he was presented.
At a time when entire Bengal has concluded the week-long celebration of Goddess Durga, it’s ironic that women in the state are not safe. This is all the more ironical with the being run by a woman chief minister, Mamata Banerjee.
Just a few days ago, another horrific incident of rape was reported from north Bengal, later labelled as “Nirbhaya of Bengal”, where the accused inserted a rod in the private parts of the victim.