Speech-impaired Dalit girl, 18, raped, 24-year-old man arrested
Pilibhit: An 18-year old speech-impaired Dalit girl was allegedly raped by a 24-year-old man in a village under Gajraula police station on Sunday evening when she had gone to answer nature’s call in a nearby field.
Police arrested the accused and booked him for rape, and sent the girl for medical examination.
In his complaint, the girl’s brother stated that when his sister did not return home for long, the family started searching for her. As they reached a sugarcane field, they found the accused allegedly forcing himself on the girl, he said.
As the accused attempted to flee the spot, his family members nabbed him, said the brother.
“My sister told the family her ordeal through gestures,” said the complainant.
SHO Jai Prakash Singh said the accused was booked under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and appropriate
sections of the SC/ST Act, and sent to jail.