Six Men Rape 12-Year-Old Dalit Girl in Front of Family, Arrested
A 12-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by six men in Kushinagar district in Uttar Pradesh. The incident took place in a village in the Ahirouli Bazar police station area on Friday, 7 June.
The accused reportedly had a dispute with the girl’s family over the construction of drainage channel on Friday morning. In the evening, they dragged the girl in front of the family and raped her and also thrashed the family members when they resisted.
“A case against six accused persons has been registered under various sections of IPC, including section 376 (rape), POCSO Act and SC/ST Act,” Superintendent of Police (SP) RN Mishra said.
Speaking to ANI, Ramdas Prasad, Circle Officer (CO) City, said, “Six people have been arrested. A case has been registered against them.”
The girl has been sent for medical test.
The mother of the girl gave a written complaint to the police on Saturday and the case was registered on Sunday, the police said.
Courtesy: The Quint