14-year-old girl raped in Gaya village, dies on way to hospital
PATNA: A 14-year-old scheduled caste girl, who was allegedly raped by a youth at a village in Gaya district on Friday night, died on way to the Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital (ANMMCH) at Gaya late on Saturday night.
The girl was found in an unconscious state after she was allegedly raped by a 15-year-old boy at her native village under the Rampur police station area in Gaya district on Friday night. She was rushed to a nearby private hospital from where she was referred to the ANMMCH after her condition deteriorated due to excess bleeding.
SHO of Rampur police station Raj Kumar said the girl, stated to be a student of Class IX at the local government school, died while being taken to the ANMMCH. “The post mortem report is awaited. It will confirm whether she was raped by the accused, who lived at his relative’s house close to the house of the girl. Prima facie it appeared that the girl was raped,” the SHO told this newspaper over the phone on Sunday.
The SHO said the accused, a carpenter, was present in his neighbour’s house when the incident took place on Friday night.
The incident came to light when the family didn’t find the girl in the house. While the girl’s mother, a homemaker, had gone to attend the wedding ceremony in her neighbourhood, her father had gone to attend another function as a member of the wedding band party.
The SHO said the accused was thrashed by the girl’s family members and locals for committing the crime. However, he escaped from the village before the police reached the spot to inquire into the incident on Saturday. “The family members didn’t inform the police immediately after the incident. They reported the matter to the police only when the girl died,” the SHO said.
On Sunday, the girl’s body was handed over to the family after post mortem. “A proposal will be submitted to the district welfare office soon, requesting it to provide compensation to the deceased’s family as per the rule,” the SHO said, adding the accused’s relatives were also absconding after the incident.
Minor girl kills self: A 12-year-old allegedly committed suicide after she was molested by a youth at Rafiganj in Aurangabad district on Saturday night. The girl’s mother has lodged a complaint with the Rafiganj police station against a 15-year-old boy, a resident of Sangatpar locality in the sub-divisional town. The girl told the police that she was kidnapped and molested in a car by the accused.
SHO of Rafiganj police station Rajiv Ranjan Kumar said the accused was taken to custody and produced in the court, which sent him to the remand home. “Police will soon submit the chargesheet against the accused in the case,” he added.