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Hanskhali minor rape: After Mahua Moitra, TMC MP Sougoto Ray contradicts Mamata's comments

TMC MP Sougoto Ray, a three-time MP from Dum Dum Lok Sabha constituency, indirectly contradicted CM's "minor incident" and "love-angle" connection to the Hanskhali rape.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: April 14, 2022 16:56 IST
TMC MP Sougoto Ray Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's Hanskhai
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TMC MP Sougoto Ray Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's Hanskhai rape comment. 

Highlights

  • Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had called the rape case a "minor incident"
  • A few days back, TMC MP Mahua Moitra had contradicted CM Mamata's comments on the rape case
  • Trinamool MP Sougoto Ray said there should not be any rapes where the CM of Bengal is a woman

Days after Mahua Moitra contradicted Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's comments on Hanskhali minor rape and death, another senior party leader Sougata Ray contradicted the West Bengal Chief Minister's Mamata Banerjee's statement.  

Ray, a three-time MP from Dum Dum Lok Sabha constituency, indirectly contradicted CM's "minor incident" and "love-angle" connection to the rape of the minor girl, who died in Hanskhali of Nadia district. 

While attending a public programme, Roy said that with a woman chief minister even a single incident of crime against a single woman is simply unacceptable. "We are all worried about the incidents of women's abuse. A zero-tolerance approach should be adopted in such cases. Even a single incident of women abuse is a matter of shame for a state with a women chief minister. This should not be tolerated and immediate action should be taken after such incidents. I am sure that police will look into the matter," Roy said.

On April 12, Mahua Moitra said that "consensual sex with a minor, i.e., someone below 18 years of age, is rape as per the law and a crime". She said this after visiting the residence of the minor victim and interacting with the members of her family.

"As a party MP, all I want to say is that I am totally against such incidents. I cannot speak of others. But I will not tolerate such things," Moitra said.

As per the Prevention of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, even 'consensual sex is considered rape if it involves a minor girl'.

Opposition party leaders from the BJP, CPI-M and Congress hailed Saugata Roy for being outspoken on this issue and said that Roy has spoken like a responsible parliamentarian. However, they also said that Roy should directly speak to the chief minister on this issue.

The chief minister had said, "What has happened is not right. I condemn it. The police have arrested the accused. But the opposition parties and a section of the media are trying to give a political twist to the entire event. I have received the news that there was a love affair between the accused and the victim. So why come to a conclusion before the investigation is completed."  

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