IN A shocking incident a 19-year-old girl was raped in village Jaitpura on Saturday evening by two youths from her community a day before she was to get engaged. Unable to bear the shame, she consumed poison and died during treatment at Maharaja Yeshwant Rao Hospital on Sunday. She was cremated in the evening amidst heavy police presence.
The incident occurred in village Jaitpura under Kampel police station at around 6 pm on Saturday. The victim’s family members Suresh and Gyarsilal in their complaint said that the girl had gone to one of her relatives’ place where she helped in domestic chores and earned her pocket money. The male family members were away on work at that time and the only female member had gone out to collect the clothes she had left outside to dry.
Two village youths, Naresh Dangi and Santosh Dangi belonging to the same community to which the girl belonged had been eyeing her for long. Finding the girl alone, they locked the room from inside and raped her. On hearing her screams, the woman who had gone out, tried to open the door but in vain. She gathered some villagers and came back, but by that time the youths had already fled.
Shattered by the incident, the victim locked herself in the house and at around 7 pm consumed pesticide. At night, her family members brought her to MYH where she died on Sunday.
CSP Amit Sanghi said that though the situation was tense as the villagers were angry over the incident, it was very much under control.
The two accused who are absconding have been booked under various sections including 376.306 of the IPC for rape and abetting suicide. Sanghi hoped that the accused would be nabbed by Monday morning.