A three-year-old girl was dragged inside a parked bus on Canal Road in Kolkata and raped by a 45-year-old cleaner Sheikh Munna, even as her five-year-old brother kept banging on the bus’s doors, begging him to leave his sister alone.
According to the report in TOI, the incident took place when the two siblings were playing with a ball which fell near the luxury bus. When the girl went up to the bus, Sheikh Munna lured her into the vehicle and committed the disgusting act.
TOI reports that after his efforts went in vain, the brother rushed to his mother who raised an alarm. The neighbours came and rescued the baby girl and thrashed the rapist soundly before calling the police.
“The little boy kept banging on the shut door, calling for his sister and crying that she be left alone. He then ran home and called his mother when he realised that the door would not open,” said the brother’s uncle to the paper.
“We saw the girl lying on a bus seat. Munna had blood on his hands and trousers. The child’s clothes were torn and she was bleeding profusely,” the uncle added.
Pending a probe, the police have called in forensic experts to collect blood samples and the bus has been seized.