Two BSF men held for rape in Bengal

Two members of the Border Security Force were arrested on the charge of raping a woman on the night of Friday, August 26 in West Bengal.

The two arrested are an assistant sub-inspector and a constable of the BSF. Both have been suspended and were handed over to West Bengal police.

A court of inquiry has been ordered against them.

The woman was allegedly trying to enter Bangladesh from West Bengal, according to PTI.

“The BSF constable apprehended a tout and a woman trying to illegally enter Bangladesh from India. He dragged the woman to a nearby field and allegedly raped her, while the ASI helped him commit the crime,” an official of the Border Security Force’s South Bengal frontier said on Saturday.

“Our country is becoming increasingly UNSAFE for women under @BJP4India’s misrule! Mr @AmitShah, under your watch BSF Officer & Jawan raped a woman;threatened her with consequences if she raised her voice,” the TMC tweeted from its official handle, reacting to the incident.

“The BSF is now BJP Security Force,” the TMC claimed in another tweet.

“Home Minister @AmitShah’s silence on this is deafening especially considering how loud he usually gets about all things Bengal. But then he belongs to the party that buried Hathras, supported Asifa’s rapists, & set free the monsters in the Bilkis Bano case,” TMC national spokesperson Saket Gokhale tweeted.

BSF in West Bengal has a track records with crimes ranging from illegal arrests to custodial torture. Locals describe BSF officers to be “unsympathetic, aggressive and violent” according to Human Rights Watch report.