“He belongs to my village and had been staying at my house for the last two months. Since his duty was at nights, he would take care of my children when my wife and I would be away at work,” the father said.
On Monday morning, the girl’s parents left for work and her two older siblings went to school, leaving the child in the man’s care.
“When my wife returned in the evening, she found blood on the girl’s clothes. She then realised the girl had been sexually assaulted,” said the father.
The girl’s mother has alleged that a friend of the suspect was also involved in the rape, but the police said there was no evidence so far to corroborate this. “We continue to probe the parents’ allegations earnestly and will act if anyone else was involved,” said Dependra Pathak, the Delhi Police spokesperson.
An average of six rape cases are reported in Delhi every day, according to police data.almost half of the alleged rape victims in Delhi in 2014 and 2015 were children. According to the Delhi Police, the rape accused were known to the victims in nearly 90% of the cases.
In response, the West Bengal government quoted 19-century history to claim the rosogolla was invented by Nabin Chandra Das, a famous sweetmeat maker, in 1868.
When asked about the order, the Biju Janata Dal legislator from Puri, Maheswar Mohanty, said the fight was far from over. “We will scrutinise the GI order. I shall hold a meeting with the ministers of Odisha government as well as with my party leaders to decide the future course of action. The door of the courts is always open,” Mohanty said.
The debate over the origin of the rosogolla is not merely about Bengali and Odia sentiments. Experts say the bragging rights may translate into good business for confectioners in the two states.
One of them, a descendent of Nabin Chandra Das, thanked the West Bengal government for its proactive role in the fight.
“The government took all related documents and information from us to authenticate the claim that Nabin Chandra Das was indeed the inventor of rosogolla,” Dhiman Das, director of KC Das Sweets, said. authority.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation on Tuesday said it would go back to its usual parking rate of Rs 20 per hour for fourwheelers and Rs 10 per hour for two-wheelers from Wednesday night. The GRAP had called for a fourfold hike in parking fees until further notice.
Members of the Supreme Court-appointed pollution control panel, EPCA, said a hasty rollback was a contravention of the GRAP guidelines, and that the Delhi administration were once again making the mistake of taking the pollution problem lightly.
Meanwhile, politics over pollution continued with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal asking Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh for a meeting to discuss crop burning in his state, which has been blamed for much of Delhi’s pollution woes. Kejriwal is slated to meet Haryana chief minister ML Khattar in Chandigarh over the issue on Wednesday.
Kejriwal got into two public spats with Amarinder and Khattar over the last few days about who is responsible for Delhi’s bad air, which each blaming the other for not doing enough.