man from Kolkata arrested for raping a 26-year-old girl and robbing her at her home | Calcutta
Calcutta: A 26-year-old man was arrested Thursday by Kolkata police for rape and theft in the city earlier this week, a senior police officer said.
“We arrested an Asgar Shah. He is around 26 years old and was known to the woman, ”said a senior Kolkata police officer.
Police said earlier this week that the woman was raped by two or three men who broke into her home and looted ₹15 lakh Tuesday.
Police said on Thursday the incident happened between noon and 1 p.m. Tuesday, while the woman was home alone. Her parents had gone to the garment factory they ran. Like every day, they had closed the apartment from the outside.
Citing a statement from Shah, police said the suspect knew the woman, entered the house and raped her before robbing her.
“The accused, during questioning, claimed that he had also gone to the victim’s apartment earlier. He had a duplicate key with which he snuck into the house. He then raped the woman and looted the money by breaking the almirah. He had brought cutting equipment with him because he knew there was money, ”the officer said.
” The case is still ongoing. For now, we’re basing ourselves on what she claimed. There are some things that we still need to verify, including the pattern. Our teams are out. The stolen money would soon be recovered, ”the officer said.