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Kolkata: Police have arrested a senior staff of the Kolkata chapter of an international NGO on charges of raping a girl.

The rape allegedly took place yesterday evening in the office of Operation Rescue headquartered in Switzerland. The office is on the 3rd floor of a building at 9E Nirmal Chandra Street in north Kolkata.

In her FIR at Bowbazar police station, the victim has told that she went to the NGO’s office with a woman, who works there and is known to her. It was during this that a senior staff of the NGO raped her. She named the woman as an accomplice in the crime.

Acting swiftly on the FIR, police have arrested the accused male staff today but the accused woman is absconding. Police haven’t yet disclosed the names of the two to newspersons.

Operation Rescue, which describes itself as a Christianity based NGO, works for the betterment of orphans, and street children. It has 16 childcare projects worldwide including Brazil, Ethiopia, and Kolkata. The Kolkata project was started in August last year.

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