Minor raped in Jaipur; internet services suspended following violent protest
As tension prevailed in the area, mobile internet services were suspended on Tuesday in 13 police station areas of Jaipur and security stepped up to prevent any flare-up.Updated: Jul 03, 2019, 07:46 IST
A a seven-year-old girl was raped in Jaipur on Monday night, triggering demonstrations by protesters who demanded the arrest of the culprit. Police said the man took the girl to an isolated place, where he raped her before dropping her near her home.
Thousands of people took to the streets, demanding action against the accused. Authorities were forced to suspend internet in Jaipur’s southern region to stem circulation of rumours.
Jaipur police commissioner Anand Shrivastava said, “A first information report was registered. A forensic science laboratory team also reached the spot to collect evidences.”
He said the girl’s medical examination was first conduced at a nearby hospital before she was referred to another hospital. “Around 700 people, who were protesting outside the hospital, were assured that the accused would be arrested soon and the crowd was dispersed,” said Shrivastava.
He added some “anti-social elements” were also present in the crowd and tried to create nuisance. “Some smashed vehicles parked in the Indra Verma Colony area and also shouted slogans after which heavy police force was deployed to maintain the law and order.
When police tried to stop them, they also attacked policemen, after which 16 people were arrested.” The police appealed the people against spreading fake news. “The messages circulating on social media are fake. The victim’s condition is stable,” said a police officer.
The mutilated body of an eight-year-old girl was found on Tuesday in a village in Kasganj district. The girl was reported missing from her house since Monday. Her face was mutilated and police suspect acid was used to mutilate the face after she was murdered with a heavy object. Police said her body was recovered from a house in the same village and an old lady present in the house was taken into custody but her grandson, a minor, was found missing.