In a shocking crime that has shaken Chhattisgarh's Dharmjaigarh town, two girls, including a minor, have alleged that they were raped by four policemen in the police station complex earlier this week.
A first information report (FIR) against the policemen was filed late on Thursday, police said, adding that the small town in Raigarh district, about 280 km from Raipur, was tense.
The girls, who had been quiet since Nov 9 when the incident took place, mustered up the courage to speak out and were escorted by an angry mob when they went to file the complaint.
The girls were allegedly raped inside a house in the police station complex on the night of Nov 9 but were coerced into silence by threats of dire consequences if they spoke out, an official said.
"It's a very shameful incident. The guilty policemen will not be spared. I am rushing to Dharmjaigarh town to seek the help of the girls to identify the policemen who brought a slur on the police force," Rahul Sharma, superintendent of police, Raigarh, told IANS.
He added that a police complaint had been filed late Thursday against the four policemen who allegedly raped the two girls one by one.