Kolkata: A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped yesterday inside a parked luxury bus in Kolkata’s Canal (West) Road by the bus-cleaner.
Police have arrested the accused, identified as 45-year-old Sheikh Munna.
The girl is being treated at the RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, police said.
“We are waiting for the report of the tests conducted on the girl to confirm rape. We are questioning the accused and our forensic experts have collected samples from the spot where the alleged incident took place,” said a police official.
According to doctors at the state-run medical facility, the girl was bleeding heavily when she was brought to the hospital.
The alleged incident happened last evening, when the accused Munna had dragged the victim inside the parked bus on Canal (West) Road in north Kolkata and then allegedly raped her.
The victim was playing with her five-year-old brother when Munna had allegedly lured her inside the bus on the pretext of giving her a chocolate, the officer said.
“The victim’s brother had pleaded with Munna to open the door and let his sister go when she was screaming. The boy continued banging on the bus’s door but there was no result,” he said.
The boy then ran to inform about the incident to their mother, who is a widowed rag-picker.
“The woman alerted her neighbours, who rushed to the bus and rescued her from the accused’s grip and then thrashed him before informing the police.
“We found the girl lying in a pool of blood on a bus seat. The child’s clothes were torn and she was bleeding profusely,” the senior police officer said adding that the accused had blood on his hands and trousers when he was arrested.
Forensic experts have also collected blood samples and stains from the bus which has been seized, the officer added.