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MP girl gang-raped twice on successive days; eight booked


Sexuall Assault

Dhar (MP): A 13-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped two times in as many days here by separate groups of youths, some of them known to her, police said today.

Police have taken one youth into custody and are hopeful of nabbing others. The girl alleged that a youth, known to her, convinced her into accompanying him to industrial area here when she was returning from a temple on March 7 on ‘Maha Shivratri’ day, police said.

The youth, identified as Aakash alias Golu, and his friend allegedly raped her in the area and confined her there for the day. Police said the girl managed to escape the next day, (March 8) and went to her grandparents’ place, also in the city, but did not reveal the incident to them.

“While she was on her way home, two persons, who are known to her, offered her lift and took her to Sanjay Colony area where she was raped by six persons,” police said.

Meanwhile, her parents lodged a missing person’s report with Dhar Kotwali police station as the girl did not return home on Monday, March 7. Police said the girl herself approached the police station and narrated the incidents, following which she was sent for a medical examination.

“Police have registered a case against Santosh (24), Subhash Singh (20), Akash alias Golu (19), Ravi (25), Bharat (18), and three others (age not known), under various sections of IPC including gang-rape and under section 3/4 of the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act (POCSO),” Kotwali police station’s sub inspector Anjana Dhurve said.