City police on Thursday arrested a youth for allegedly raping a minor girl in the name of worship in Gandhi Nagar area. His mother, grandmother and a ‘tantric’ were also arrested by the police for helping the accused in the crime. Further investigation is underway.
Additional Superintendent of Police Manish Khatri said a case under rape section and POCSO act against Ajay Sonane of Gandhi Nagar on the complaint of victim late on Wednesday night. The girl was a breech by birth child and she used to consider the accused as her brother.
She stated in her complaint that she had reported the matter to Ajay’s mother Sunita and grandmother Geeta but they also supported the accused and they took her to the ‘tantric’ named Ukhalda Mankar of the same locality. Later, accused Ajay beat her up with a whip while mother Sunita and grandmother thrashed her in the name of worship.
The police after registering a case arrested accused Ajay, Sunita and Geeta and tantric Ukhalda on Thursday. The accused told the police that they were forcing the girl not to lodge a complaint with police so they were harassing her in the name of worship. Sources claimed that the accused had handcuffed her and thrashed her. The matter was first reported to Bal Kalyan Samiti and later police were informed.