A 13-year-old boy and his mother have accused a group of five to six people of committing a brutal sexual assault and torture on them at Kota near Bulandshahar recently.
In their complaint filed at the Gulavati Police Station, the boy, Pramod, and his mother, Reena, have stated that on January 27, five to six people picked up the teenager, suspecting him of committing theft, and took him along with his mother to some anonymous place. The mother was gang-raped and her son was subjected to sodomy by the group. Later, the accused put inflammable material on victims’ private parts while they were in their custody.
The gory incident left Reena in deep shock and hysterical. Pramod is so terrified till date that he cannot work alone like before into the fields.
According to the Pramod, the group raped his mother in front of his eyes.
"They took me and my mother forcefully and raped her before my eyes and also assaulted me sexually," said Pramod.
It all happened after some men suspected Pramod of stealing and took him away along with his mother. The men then raped the mother and boy one-by-one. Both were then taken to a nearby room and the sexual exploitation resumed. Later, the accused poured petrol and chilly powder on victims’ sexual organs.
"They took me away forcefully and raped me along with my son," said Reena, the mother.
Later the rapists took both the victims to the local police station to register an FIR for theft against them.
On learning about the gruesome incident, Jagram Yadav, the vicitm’s husband, sought fellow villagers' help to rescue his wife and son.
When Jagram Yadav, the father of the teenager went to lodge a First Information Report (F.I.R) in the police station, he alleges that he was threatened by the accused.
According to the victims, at first the police officials didn’t try to understand the gravity of the crime. Instead, the sent back the errant individuals with a light warning for not repeating such an act.
It was after Jagram Yadav’s pleading an F.I.R could be lodged.
"Although they (the police) have lodged my complaint we want the criminals should get the severest punishment for the heinous crime they did to my wife and son,” said Jagram Yadav.
According to the District Superintendent of Police, Madhya Pradesh, the police are investigating the matter.
“We are conducitng investigations into the matter and we have arrested two persons in the case. The victims have also been assured of the other involved suspects being traced and arrested."
Despite assurance from the police, the victims’ family is spending every day in terror.