Landlady Evicts Rape Survivor In Kolkata. Yes, We Are Still There!

The landlady said 'she wasn't fit to stay in the neighbourhood'

In an incident that will bring back the ghastly memories of the Park Street rape case, a 25-year-old woman, who had filed a complaint of a rape after attending a birthday party at her friend’s house near Kolkata’s Jadavpur area on Sunday, was thrown out of her house in Beliaghata on Thursday.

According to a report by The Times of India, the landlady of the house, where the victim was living as a paying guest (PG), asked her to vacate the room on Wednesday, saying that she wasn’t fit to stay in the neighbourhood after the rape complaint and subsequent police visits to probe the incident.

What exactly happened?
The incident took place towards the end of the Sunday night when everyone at the party was either asleep or intoxicated. As per a PTI report, the accused arrived at the party late and had forced himself upon the victim despite her resistance.

Following the gruesome incident, the victim booked a cab and left for her parent’s home. She returned to her PG a day later after regaining her composure following which she went to the police station to file a complaint.

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The Kolkata Police arrested the accused on Wednesday and they are now awaiting the results of the medical tests.

Park Street rape case
Suzette Jordan, the victim of the Park Street rape case, was denied entry at the restaurant of Ginger hotel in Kolkata’s Hazra area on September 14, 2014, for being a ‘rape survivor’. Jordan was with her fiance when a junior staff told her ‘you cannot enter’. On asking the reason, the manager of the restaurant said– ‘You are the Park Street rape victim’.

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According to a report by The Deccan Chronicle, manager repeated his statement thrice before the other people in the restaurant, none of whom came forward to support her. However, according to another report by The Hindu, the manager denied her entry in the restaurant as she would create a ‘ruckus’ in the place.

Jordon passed away on March 13, 2015, at the age of 40 of Meningoencephalitis.