Dalit girl goes to attend call of nature, raped in Bhopal
A seven-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by an unidentified man in Bhopal’s Nazirabad area on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.bhopal Updated: Oct 12, 2016 11:46 IST
A seven-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by an unidentified man in Bhopal’s Nazirabad area on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.
The girl’s parents reported the matter to Nazirabad police on Tuesday afternoon.
The girl, who is second among four children, was at her home on Monday night when she went outside to attend nature’s call. Spotting her alone, the accused kidnapped her and then raped her at desolate spot a short distance away in the same village.
“At around 1 am, the girl’s elder sister also woke up to attend nature’s call. She along with mother were going out, when they spotted the other girl missing from the house. A search was launched in the village, but the girl couldn’t be found anywhere,” Nazirabad police station in-charge Ramesh Singh Chauhan said.
At around 1.30 am, the girl was seen walking back to house in a semi-nude state and bleeding from her private parts. It is suspected that the accused left the minor somewhere behind her house.
According to Nazirabad police sources, the girl’s family first consulted their relatives and community elders whether to report the matter to police or else take services of a tantrik.
They first went to a tantrik to track the real culprit and also treat the alleged rape survivor minor, but when the tantrik failed to help their cause, the matter was reported to Nazirabad police at around 1.30 PM on Tuesday.
“With the girl unable to identify the accused, it seems he might be from some other village. She is unable to tell anything about the accused, owing to which his age too cannot be ascertained,” said Chauhan.
“The unidentified accused has been booked for kidnapping and rape under Sections 363 and 376 of IPC, besides provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012,” he said.
First Published: Oct 12, 2016 11:45 IST