WB: Man arrested for raping deaf and mute daughter-in-law

Kolkata, May 28: A man was arrested on Monday for allegedly raping his deaf and mute daughter-in-law in Nadia district, police said.

Tapashi Panth (26), a deaf and dumb inmate of Welfare Home in Hooghly district was married to Bhola Moira (35) the deaf and mute son of Mahabir Moira of Kalyani in July 9, 2012.

After her marriage to Bhola, Tapashi alleged that she was repeatedly raped by her father-in-law Mahabir, an employee of the Animal Resources department and his son-in-law Bhola Paul.

Tapashi informed the Welfare Home authorities about the matter. They lodged a police complaint on behalf of Tapashi.

The police on Monday raided the house of Mahabir and arrested him while the other accused was absconding, the sources said. Mahabir was produced before a local court which remanded him to 14 days judicial custody.


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