Dalit girl, 18, ‘raped at gunpoint’ by youth of her community in Budaun
Bareilly: An 18-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped at gunpoint by a youth belonging to the same community in a village under Mujaria police station jurisdiction in Budaun district on Friday night.
Police booked the youth and later arrested him. The girl was sent for a medico-legal examination at the district hospital on Saturday, and police recorded her statement.
The girl is a school dropout and helps her father in farming.
Police said the girl had gone to collect fodder on Friday evening, but as she did not return home for long, her father started searching for her.
The father found her screaming for help in a crop field while a local youth sexually assaulting her at gunpoint, said police, adding that the accused fled the scene seeing her father.
The father-daughter duo then lodged a complaint in this connection based on which police booked the accused under sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Mujaria SHO Jaibhagwan Singh told TOI, “Both the girl and the accused are Dalit. We have arrested the accused on Saturday afternoon. He will be sent to jail on Sunday. The condition of the girl is stable. Now, she will record her statement in a court.”
Courtesy : TNN