NCW issues notice to DGP Bengal after Jalpaiguri woman gang-raped for demanding ‘cut money’ from TMC member
After Mamata’s exhortation, woman approaches TMC panchayat member to return cut money, gets gang-raped. In a shocking incident, a woman who went back to collect ‘cut money’ – a hefty bribe paid to local officials - was allegedly gangraped by a TMC panchayat member and three of his friends.
The National Commission for Women condemned the incident and issued notice to the Bengal DGP to intervene in the matter at the earliest. The victim had allegedly paid Rs 7000 for the allocation of a house. After a year, no dwelling unit was allocated to them and emboldened by Mamata’s exhortations to party members to return ‘cut money’, she approached the panchayat member.