Molestation charge against magistrate
In her complaint to the Burdwan chief judicial magistrate and district judge Probhat Kumar Adhikary on Wednesday, the victim submitted that the judge molested her while taking her statement and later offered to marry her. The victim named judicial magistrate of Burdwan third court in her complaint. Adhikary has forwarded her complaint to the district judge that will finally reach the vigilance cell under the Calcutta high court on Thursday.
On September 10, the homemaker, from Ward No. 35 of Burdwan town, was allegedly raped by one of her senior in-laws, the victim stated in her police complaint. The person even tried administering poison to prevent the woman from screaming and tried to hack her with a knife, she alleged.
Based on the complaint, Burdwan Sadar Police rounded up the accused who is now in custody. The case took a turn for the worse on Wednesday when the victim went to the third court to make her confessional statement before the judicial magistrate.
The victim's advocate Moloy Dhar said that the rape victim was allegedly molested by the judge who later offered to marry her. The victim narrated her plight in a letter to the chief judicial magistrate on Wednesday.
"The CJM has forwarded the complaint to the district judge who will forward it to zonal judge and vigilance department of Calcutta high court tomorrow," the victim's lawyer said on Wednesday. The accused magistrate was not available for comments.