A 20-year-old man and his friend have been arrested for raping a 12-year-old girl and attacking her with a blade nearly 25 times in MP’s Hoshangabad district, police said on Sunday. This is the allegedly second time that accused had raped the girl.
According to police, the minor was raped by Lalla alias Shankarlal Yadav, 20, a resident of Nayagaon village on February 16. Yadav allegedly slashed the girl with a blade nearly 25 times all over her body before decamping. The second accused, Anil Yadav, 24, allegedly stood guard as Yadav committed the crime. Police arrested the two accused late on Saturday night.
The victim, who is undergoing treatment at Kamla Nehru Hospital in Bhopal, where she was shifted after her condition became serious, has alleged that this was the second time that Yadav raped her. The accused had raped her a month back and threatened with dire consequences, she said.
On February 16, the accused once again raped the girl when she was alone in the house. He allegedly attacked her with a blade indiscriminately after the sexual assault to punish her for resisting.
The police have arrested the accused and booked them under several sections of IPC, POCSO Act and SC/ST Act. They have, however, denied that the girl was raped earlier.