15-year-old tribal girl abducted for selling in MP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sagar
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2016 18:00 IST
One of the accused works as a middleman for fixing marriages. (Representational Image)

Police arrested six people who had allegedly abducted a 15-year-old tribal girl for selling her for marriage in MP’s Chhattarpur district.

Bakswaha police said the tribal girl was going to a field in Niwar village on June 12 when Moti Adivasi from the same village and his accomplice told her that her mother had been rushed to the local hospital. They took the girl on their bike and reached an empty house where they kept her captive.

Meanwhile, parents of the girl began searching for her. Doubting Moti’s involvement, as he works as a middleman for fixing marriages, they reached his house and threatened his parents to file a report.

The police said the parents of the girl lodged a report at Bakswaha police station on June 14. Fearing police action, the abductors left the girl at her uncle’s house at Banda town in Uttar Pradesh.

The girl’s uncle told the parents, who reached Banda with police and brought the minor back.

The six arrested are Raghuveer Adivasi, Sonu, Moti Adivasi, Bhagirath Yadav, Suresh and Panna Lal. The bike on which the girl was taken has been seized.

Dalit minor raped in Tikamgarh dist, SP orders probe

A 14-year-old Dalit girl was raped by a village upper caste man in Tikamgarh district, police said on Sunday.

Bada Raja raped the minor on Saturday evening and threatened her and her family with dire consequences if they report the matter to the police.

However, the girl along with her parents approached the Mohangarh police station where they were told that their village didn’t fall under their jurisdiction, and they were referred to Digoda.

Around midnight, when they reached Digoda police station, cops told them that the village didn’t come under their jurisdiction. Dejected, the family went to the superintendent of police Nimesh Agarwal and complained.

The SP ordered Kotwali police to lodge an FIR, and ordered an inquiry into the lapses. Kotwali police told HT that a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was lodged.

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