Siliguri, 01st February: Women police station of Siliguri Metropolitan Police arrested 64-year-old Gautam Banerjee, a resident of Deshbandhu Para, under the charge of sexually assaulting his domestic help multiple times at gunpoint. The maid had been working at Banerjee’s house for the past six years. Police also recovered a firearm from the house of the accused.
According to police sources, Gautam Banerjee hired the woman as a domestic help to look after his ailing wife and also manage household work. After years of abuse, the woman finally build up the courage to speak up and lodged a complaint at the Women Police Station on January 31. According to the victim, she was hired by Gautam Banerjee because his wife was ill. While everything initially seemed well. However, Gautam Banerjee started raping her by threatening her at gunpoint. The act had been going on for the last three months.
She further alleged that Banerjee threatened to hurt her if she sought help or told anyone about the act. Due to fear, she continued becoming a victim of Gautam Banerjee’s barbarity for three months. In the end, the victim showed courage and filed a written complaint against the owner of the house. Meanwhile, Gautam Banerjee was arrested and produced in the Siliguri court today. The police are probing the entire matter.