A 20-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 100-year-old grandmother at her home.
The alleged assault took place on Tuesday while the victim was alone at her home in Chakulia village, Nadia, West Bengal, police say.
Police arrested Argha Biswas, 20, shortly after the alleged sexual assault after family members found the suspect.
The 100 year old’s granddaughter, who does not wish to be named, said: ‘I heard some strange noises but when I looked through the window, I immediately called others to help when I saw my grandmother.’
The Indian police immediately arrested the suspect and after a initial court hearing he is now in 14 days judicial custody before another hearing takes place.
When questioned about the accused crime, Biswas told reporters outside the court that he was ‘under the influence of alcohol and did not know what I was doing.’
The victim was taken to a hospital following the alleged incident but was discharged on Wednesday.
Rupesh Kumar, a senior police officer, said: ‘She was sleeping alone in her home.
The house wasn’t locked as the village culture. Her family members found the man when she cried for help.
‘When we arrived, we found Argha Biswas under the bed, he was caught by the family members of the old woman.’