Mamata backtracks on 'cooked up' remark

Mamata backtracks on 'cooked up' remark

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday, back tracked from her irresponsible and premature comment that Park Street rape case was a ‘cooked up’ story and blamed a section of the media for distorting her statement.  

“A particular channel has distorted my version. I have never said that nothing has happened. As per the preliminary investigation, it was revealed that molestation took place.

It was seen in the investigation that the FIR which was filed against three people initially were either not in the country or were not present at the spot when the incident occurred," Banerjee said during an interview to some Bengali TV channels. Banerjee’s statement comes after she was vehemently criticised by all sections of the society.

The controversy arose when Banerjee made a statement that the Park Street rape was ‘Sajano Golpo’ (fabricated story).  Banerjee’s reaction came after the victim, a mother of two lodged an FIR at Park Street Police station on February 9.

Third gang-rape in West Bengal

The rape horror continues to haunt in West Bengal. A tribal woman in Birbhum district lodged an FIR alleging that she was raped by a gang of four on Sunday night when she was returning from work, reports DHNS.

According to the FIR lodged by the 32-year-old woman at Suri police station in Birbhum district, she was returning home on Sunday when four miscreants picked her up from near Indragacha and raped her.