A tribal woman was allegedly held captive and gang-raped for about 10 months in Morena district. The woman, who is now pregnant, had managed to escape recently.
The woman, 21, was married in Khaira village of Shivpuri. But 10 days after the wedding, when she returned to her parents’ home in Bhangarh village, she was abducted by five men at gunpoint.
Over the following months, they took her to several places in Morena, repeatedly raped her and made her work in the fields as a labourer.
She told some labourers about her ordeal and on Friday, a family took her to Morena’s Bagchini police station. But the police refused to lodge a complaint. The woman finally returned home in Shivpuri, where the police, lodged an FIR on Saturday.
Pregnant woman set afire, 6 months on, case file
Six months ago, Rachna Panthi, 29, was allegedly set on fire by her in-laws. But no case was lodged. Pregnant at the time, she gave birth to a baby girl four months ago. And now, with the woman in a coma, the police finally registered a case on Saturday.
According to Rachna’s family, residents of Vidisha, a marital discord had started right after her wedding in 2005. Finally, Rachna’s in-laws set her on fire on October 4 at their house in Bhopal city’s JP Nagar.
A case of dowry harassment was lodged and Rachna’s husband Vinod Kumar Panthi was arrested.
Asked about the delay in registering the FIR, superintendent of police, north, Arvind Saxena said, “An inquiry would be conducted in this regard”.
Man throws acid on wife, dumps her in ditch
When Lalita Parihar had gone with her husband and child for a picnic to Tamia on Friday, little did she know of the horror that awaited her there.
The same night, after a dispute, her husband conducted an acid attack on her and dumping her in a ditch in the forest, fled with their only child.
According to the police, the couple is from Betul town, 170 km from Bhopal.
Lalita was rescued the next morning by a group of tribal women. Doctors at Chhindwada district hospital said her condition is critical. A police officer said Lalita is not in a condition to give a detailed statement. A hunt is on for Umesh.