Kolkata: In a bizarre reaction, Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra claimed that the state was "number one" in law and order in the country, despite coming to know on Tuesday that a rape of a mentally challenged woman.

When reporters sought Mitra's comments on the alleged rape of the 30-year-old woman in neighbouring Howrah district, the minister said:"If you make a comparative study of the law and order situation in Bengal and other states, you will find we are number one among all the states".

Police said the mentally challenged 30 year old victim was rescued near the Kona Expressway in Howrah district Saturday and admitted to Howrah State General Hospital.

The police investigators have claimed that the woman was abducted from Ultadanga in the city's northeastern part and raped near an adjacent expressway.

A police case has been started at Jagacha police station, but no arrests have been made so far.


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