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Former MP sarpanch sodomised for ‘helping’ married woman elope, 13 held

A former sarpanch of a Madhya Pradesh village was allegedly abducted and sodomised for four days by a group of men who suspected he helped another man’s daughter-in-law elope, said police on Tuesday.

india Updated: Mar 28, 2017 22:30 IST
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The accused ambushed the former sarpanch, 46, of a village in Dhar district in west Madhya Pradesh along with two of his friends on March 20 and held them captive in a ravine inside a forest. They
The accused ambushed the former sarpanch, 46, of a village in Dhar district in west Madhya Pradesh along with two of his friends on March 20 and held them captive in a ravine inside a forest. They (File Photo)

A former sarpanch of a Madhya Pradesh village was allegedly abducted and sodomised for four days by a group of men who suspected he helped another man’s daughter-in-law elope, said police on Tuesday.

Police arrested 13 people in the case, among them the man whose daughter-in-law eloped, said sub-inspector M L Bhati, in-charge of Jhabua kotwali (outpost).

The accused were produced before court on Monday. “Police got the remand of three of them who are accused of sodomising the man and looting cash and valuables from him. The other 10 were sent to judicial custody,” Bhati added.

The accused ambushed the former sarpanch, 46, of a village in Dhar district in west Madhya Pradesh along with two of his friends on March 20 and held them captive in a ravine inside a forest. They were rescued four days later quite by chance.

Udaigarh police of Alirajpur district neighbouring Dhar were on the lookout for a gang of thieves inside the forest on March 24 evening when they encountered one of the three captives who had managed to escape from the ravine. On spotting the police personnel, he came out of hiding and screamed for help.

After he narrated their ordeal, police set up a cordon and nabbed the accused. According to police, the accused wanted to teach the former sarpanch a lesson and beat him up several times during captivity even as they sexually assaulted him.