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Kolkata: Rape survivor denied entry into restaurant

Kolkata: Rape survivor denied entry into restaurant

India Blooms News Service | | 15 Sep 2014, 07:37 pm
Kolkata, Sept 15 (IBNS) The Park Street rape victim of Kolkata has alleged that a restaurant in Kolkata did not allow her to enter the eatery as she was survivor of the sex assault.

The incident occurred on Saturday.

She told The Hindu: "The bouncer at the restaurant initially denied entry to me and called for the manager. The manager then told me that I would not be allowed inside as I was the Park Street rape victim. I was humiliated not only in front of my friend but also in front of others who were in a queue to get inside. Why was I shamed for being a rape survivor?”

An FIR has been filed in connection with the case. 

The restaurant has reportedly denied her allegations.

In 2012, the woman said she was sexually assaulted at gunpoint inside the moving car after she was given a lift in the vehicle from Park Street area in Kolkata on the Feb 5-6 night that year.

After she identified a wrong set of people as her tormentors owing to impersonation by the gang, the Mamata Banerjee government first called it a fabricated incident though a woman police official later cracked the case and several were arrested even as Kadir managed to escape.

A lady IPS officer of Kolkata Police, Damayanti Sen, who had cracked the case and said a rape indeed took place, was later removed from her position as the joint commissioner of police (crime) triggering more controversy over the incident.