Baby attacked after rape attempt on mother failed in Coochbehar - Baby referred to NBMCH

Two miscreants slashed a one-year-old boy's legs after his mother resisted them from raping her. The incident took place last week in Cooch Behar's Baxirhat area near the Assam-Bengal border. The baby was admitted to Cooch Behar hospital from where he was referred to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH). On Thursday, the baby was brought to Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital where he was admitted again. A resident of Panbari in Jalpaiguri's Maynaguri block, the woman had been to Baxirhat with her husband on a business tour. The man, who used to catch snakes, now does small seasonal business to earn their livelihood. They had camped near the Taraganj bridge at Baxirhat in a makeshift tent. "Two others, Saidul and Mithun of Cooch Behar's Mathabhanga had also camped. On the evening of November 30, my husband was out and the duo entered our tent and tried to rape me. When I resisted, they took out a dagger and hacked at my son's legs. At that time my husband entered and raised a hue and cry after which they fled the spot," the woman said. "We first took our son to Tufanganj hospital from where he was referred to Cooch Behar hospital. Then we were sent to NBMCH. But nobody told us about lodging an FIR. Besides, we were too busy with our son. We will lodge an FIR on Friday with Maynaguri PS," the baby's father said. The baby is undergoing treatment and his condition was stated to be safe. "He has suffered grievous cuts on his legs. When he was admitted on Thursday, there was no bandage on his wounds. There's nothing to worry now," a doctor said.


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