Teenager poisoned, gang-raped in Chhattisgarh, minor among four arrested
The Class 12 student is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bilaspur where she is reported to be critical, the police said.india Updated: Mar 21, 2018 17:39 IST
A 19-year-old student has been battling for life after she was allegedly gang-raped and poisoned by four, including a minor boy, in Janjgir-Champa district of Chhattisgarh, the police said Wednesday.
The incident took place two weeks ago and all the accused were arrested Tuesday, the police added.
“The incident occurred on March 7 in Kharaud village under Sheorinarayan police station area. However, the accused were arrested after a complaint was lodged in this connection yesterday (Tuesday),” station house officer (SHO) of Sheorinarayan police station Prashant Mishra said.
On the day of the incident, the victim, a Class 12 student, received a call from one of the accused Sagar Yadav, 24, of her village on her mobile phone when she was alone at her house.
“The accused told her that her friend was waiting for her somewhere and he will drop her there,” he said.
Later, Yadav along with his friend Lav Nonia, 28, took the girl on their motorcycle to a secluded place behind a temple, where two more accused identified as Kushkumar Nonia, 26, and a 16-year-old boy were already present.
“They took turns to rape her. Thereafter, they poisoned her and fled from the spot. The girl somehow managed to reach home and narrate her ordeal to parents before she lost consciousness,” Mishra said.
The victim was immediately rushed to the district hospital, from where she was shifted to Bilaspur for further treatment, the SHO said adding, “She is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bilaspur, where she is reported to be in a critical condition.”
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Based on a complaint lodged by her parents on Tuesday, all the four accused were apprehended, he said.
“We have registered a case of rape and an attempt to murder through poisoning against the accused. Further investigation into the case is underway,” the SHO said.
The victim’s parents have alleged that on March 14 they had informed the police about the incident, but no action was taken by them, following which they approached the State Commission for Women.
After the women commission’s intervention, the police registered a case in this connection on Tuesday and held the accused, they added.