HUMAN TRAGEDY: Affair whiff in girl ‘kidnap’ – lost in lust, no empathy for her own child by mother ?!!
FROM THE TELEGRAPH CORRESPONDENT
Siliguri, Sept. 9: A five-year-old girl was today found abandoned in a forest on the outskirts of the town with local people alleging that she had been left there by a man, who was allegedly having an affair with her mother.
The girl’s father who has arrived from Gangtok is yet to file any complaint, police said.
“Around 4pm some people found the girl wailing alone in the Hatiadanga forest. They took her to the nearby locality and handed her over to residents there,” said an officer of New Jalpaiguri police outpost.
Saroj Roy, a panchayat member from Hatiadanga bazaar, 12km from here, then took charge of the girl. “We first tried to comfort the girl and offered her milk. A little later, we took her to the NJP outpost,” Roy said.
At the outpost, the girl told the police that she lived in Purba Sipahipara village, next to Hatiadanga forest, with her mother. “Her father Robin is a carpenter and stays in Gangtok. Local people alleged that her mother was having an affair with a person of the area for sometime,” the officer said.
The police suspect the man had intended to harm the girl in the forest, but fled when she started crying for help. The girl’s mother and the man have both escaped from the area. “We have contacted the girl’s father in Sikkim. Once he arrives, we will hand over her to him,” the officer said earlier in the afternoon.
The father reached the police outpost late in the evening.
Achintya Gupta, the circle inspector of Jalpaiguri Sadar, however, said the police were yet to receive any complaint and were trying to verify the allegations levelled by the villagers. “It is not possible to comment on the incident right now. We are trying to verify the various charges and claims made by the villagers,” Gupta added.