Bengal woman seeks refund of ‘cut money’ for housing plan, gang-raped
MOYNAGURI: A woman was allegedly gang-raped by a TMC panchayat member and three accomplices in Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district when she went up to her elected representative to demand that he return the “cut money” she had paid in return for an unfulfilled promise to make her a beneficiary of a central housing scheme.
The rape survivor lodged an FIR on Monday against Md Bulbul, member of the Saktibari II gram panchayat, and Zahidul Islam, Joynal Abedin and Azizul Haque. All four accused are absconding, the police said.
The woman, who underwent a medical test on Tuesday, accused Bulbul of taking Rs 7,000 from her last year when she applied for financial assistance to build a house under the PMAY (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana) scheme. The panchayat member, she alleged, said the “cut money” would ensure her application was sanctioned.
周二，这名女子接受了体检，她指控布尔布尔挪用了她去年所交的7000卢比手续费，当时她根据PMAY (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana)计划申请财政援助建房子。她称，村委会成员表示，交了“手续费”将确保她的申请得到批准。
“On August 14, I went to the panchayat member’s house and asked him to return my money since the sanction never came. He was sitting with three friends of his. All four dragged me inside the house and took turns raping me,” the woman said in her complaint. “They also brutalised me. The panchayat member later came to my house and warned me of dire consequences if I dared complain against him,” she said.
Jalpaiguri SP Avisekh Modi said: “The medical report is yet to come.” In Bengal, “cut money” is a euphemism for bribes that people, mostly in the rural areas, are allegedly forced to pay to elected representatives and others in exchange for delivery of services under go nment schemes.
Peter Parker5 hours ago
Where is justice..? Mamta ? Rapist are muslims.., she may not do anything
Tsetan5 hours ago
Momta Di it's rape of system you have created!!?
Ritchie NYC8 hours ago
Truth is India is rape capital of the world. Muslims are 14% .. you do the math. Eventually the country is a pile and not safe for women.
Mohit Goyal2 hours ago
Why is Mamta keeping quite. what action is she going to take against her party men??
Chakradhara Behera2 hours ago
where is liberals who were shouting for Didi.. I am not talking about rape here but the governance where one has to pay bribe for getting govt benefit meant for them..
Vinod9 hours ago
if the accused had been Hindus then imagine the media and bollywood screaming !?
Work is Worship9 hours ago
why is mamta quiet now? SHE ALSO SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE THIS.
Preeti10 8 hours ago
This trend of using rape as a weapon against common people theeatening rape against lawyers mediawomen and anyone and everyone has started since gundas have come to power.
SJ7 hours ago
Confiscate their ill gotten properties.
Sheik Mohamed5 hours ago
Shame on part of WB go nment where this incident happened, that too in a state led by a lady CM.
Jagdish MadanVancouver BC6 hours ago
The four must be caught and castrated straight away or they will get away with rape in jihadi Mamtha''s Bengal!
Surinder Kumar9 hours ago
No body will speak bevause mamta party is involved. I wish CM Bengal is dragged the same way in nude and raped by 7 crore bengalis
Preeti10 8 hours ago
India is a nightmare for women!!! From Kashmir to UP to Bihar to Bengal to Andhra to Mumbai and even Goa - cannibals crawling everywhere!!!! How this govt is not making this a priority issue is beyond belief!!!!!
Dreet5 hours ago
Where's Mamtadi? Thinking about Kashmir
Krishan Kumar TotlaniJaipur4 hours ago
This is the status of Bengal where Mamata advised its cadre to give back the Cut money back to poor people & see a poor woman demanding that money been Gang raped by TMC Goons. Will @MamataOfficial speak on it?
Krishnaswamy Srinivasan4 hours ago
Remove Mamta by imposing governor rule and rectify the state in 5 years...Otherwise Bengal is gone out if hands as another Kashmir
Ramesh T MBangalore4 hours ago
it''s mad didi''s area, anything can happen with TMC cadres & bangladeshi refugees & illegal migrants. Didi has to face these to understand the hardship faced by citizens. She will keep on blabbering,
BIJOY BANERJIODISHA5 hours ago
Don''t Expect Justice in WB . It is the Land of Goondi or Goonda Rani or Rakhasi Mamtaj Begam
Mumtaz Hussain•Dubai, UAE•2 hours ago
It is only India where people instead of giving proper attention on rape victim, dig out the religion of rapist
kalan321654•o•4 hours ago
why there is no arrest till now and no news of arrest plan?? plz send amta out of our country along with her followers...
IndiaSuperPower•4 hours ago
Sure, Begum Didi will encourage the act and ask hindus to submit.