A tribal woman was allegedly kidnapped from her house by six neighbours and then gang raped by the accused for 36 hours in a in a dense forest in Betul district, police said. One of the accused is a former BJP corporator.
The woman claimed that police did not lodge her gang rape complaint.
After she was admitted at Betul hospital that the district’s crime against women cell in charge Priti Tiwari recorded her statements and also lodged a case.
Tiwari denied the woman’s allegations. The deputy SP of Anusuchit Jati Janjati Kalyan Wing (AJK) police station Chaudhary Madan Mohan also denied allegations of police inactivity by the cops.
A case of gang rape, abduction, criminal intimidation and assault, besides atrocities against SC/ST has been lodged, but the accused, who are the woman’s neighbours in Itwari area, are on the run.
The accused had a brawl with the woman, her mother-in-law and brother-in-law last month, after which a case was lodged against them by police.
The 32-year-old woman (whose husband is lodged in jail in a murder case) alleged that six accused, including three siblings and a minor, stormed into her house on December 15 evening and started pressurizing her and mother-in-law to withdraw the criminal case lodged against them last month.
The accused allegedly abducted the woman and took her to the forests. The woman said that she was raped in captivity for 36 hours and then released near Barsali jungles on Saturday morning.
The woman alleged that she went to Betul SP office and met several cops, but no one helped her in getting the case lodged.