Kolkata: Kolkata Police have arrested a man in connection with rape of a 21-year-old Irish woman in the city.

"We arrested Sujoy Mitra (35) following a complaint of rape by an Irish woman who lives in the city. Based on pictures in her mobile, we arrested Mitra from his residence late on Saturday night," an officer of Kalighat police station said.

According to police, the woman, associated with a Darjeeling-based NGO, had invited Mitra to an upscale hotel to celebrate her birthday on Friday night. After the party ended in the early hours on Saturday, the woman dropped an inebriated Mitra to his house in Kalighat, where he allegedly raped her.

The victim filed a police complaint following which Mitra was arrested. "After accompanying Mitra to his house, the lady stayed with him for nearly two hours and even had breakfast. The allegations are totally false and motivated," said Mitra's counsel Dibyendu Bhattachrya.


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