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West Bengal: Man held for rape under false promise of marriage

According to the complainant, the accused had used a fake name - Sandeep Roy - and posed as an associate professor of computer science at St Xavier’s college to start a relationship with her.

Bidhannagar Police on Tuesday arrested a 49-year-old man on charges of sexually assaulting a 41-year-old woman with false promise of marriage. The police identified the accused as Shankar Das of Maheshtalla in South-24 Parganas, and that a case had been registered against the accused in March.

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According to the complainant, the accused had used a fake name – Sandeep Roy – and posed as an associate professor of computer science at St Xavier’s college to start a relationship with her.

Das allegedly approached her after getting her particulars from a matrimonial website in 2012. Subsequently, they started dating each other, and he promised to marry her. They were in a relationship for about three years, sources said.

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Later, the victim came to know that Das was already married, and had two children. She then tried to distance herself from him, and later lodged a complaint at Bidhannagar East police station. Police arrested him Wednesday under sections 376 (rape) and 417 (punishment for cheating) of the IPC.

First published on: 17-11-2016 at 04:57:59 am
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