In Maharashtra, a married minor girl was allegedly raped by 400 persons in the last 6 months, including policemen. Three people have already been arrested in connection with the alleged case.
“3 people arrested in an alleged case of rape of a minor married girl,” Raja Ramasamy, Superintendent of Police, Beed, told news agency ANI. “The survivor is two months pregnant. Based on the complaint lodged by the survivor, a case has been registered under the child marriage act, rape, molestation & POCSO.”
The minor girl became pregnant as a result of the repeated sexual assaults. The foetus is being aborted by the Child Welfare Committee. Four persons have been apprehended so far by the police. Further investigations are carried out.
The victim’s statement
According to India Today, the victim’s mother died a few years ago, following which her father married her off to a family who mistreated her. According to the report, she returned to live with her father and began begging at a bus stop in Ambajogai, Beed district, in Maharashtra where she was raped or sexually assaulted.
The victim claimed that when she attempted to submit a complaint at the Ambajogai police station, the officers ignored her and sexually assaulted her.
“I have been abused by many people,” she stated in a statement to the child welfare committee, according to the India Today report. “I went to Ambajogai police station several times to file a complaint, but the police took no action against the culprits. Instead, I was harassed by a policeman.”
A case was started once she finally filed a police complaint, and three people have been arrested thus far.
Earlier Sexual Assault incidents (Dombivli Gang-rape case)
Previously, a minor girl claimed she was gang-raped by 33 youngsters at numerous places in Dombivli between January 29 and September 22.
An accused sexually attacked the girl in January and filmed the crime on camera. The video was afterwards used to blackmail her and force her to have sexual relations with the other accused.
A case has been filed under IPC Sections 376, 376 (N), 376 (3), 376 (D) (A) and the POCSO Act on the basis of a complaint.
Similar incidents in Maharashtra
A 28-year-old man was arrested on Friday in a village in Maharashtra’s Thane district for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl, according to police. The accused was arrested on Thursday and booked under relevant sections of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, according to a police officer at the Kulgaon police station (POCSO Act). The accused barged into the girl’s house when she was alone on November 9, bolted it from the inside, and raped her, according to officials. When her mother arrived home from work in the evening, she told her about the terrifying incident, and then her family members filed a police complaint, according to the official.
Rape is a horrific crime that causes trauma to the victim. Gangrape adds to the trauma over time, and rape survivors are never the same.
They may survive the crime physically, but they will be mentally damaged for the rest of their lives. The law should be more active in this part, and one hopes that the guilty be punished in this case.