Two Dalit girls gang-raped in Jharkhand
Yet again gang-rape of two Dalit girls in Jharkhand has created a huge uproar. Two teenage cousin sisters belonging to the Bhuihar SC community were gang-raped by two youths at Puregara village under the Ranka police station area in the Garhwa district on Sunday.
Police arrested the rapists within three hours of the matter being reported by the girls` parents on Sunday night and sent them to jail on Monday.
Police said the girls had gone to a field to collect chana saag (green gram) around 3 pm when the rapists identified as Mumtaz Ansari (20) and Aamir Hassan (19) came there and forcibly took them to a forest near Purgara village. They then raped the girls and held them, hostage, for six hours. When the girls reached their home, they narrated their ordeal to their parents who filed a police complaint at about 11 pm.
Ranka police station officer-in-charge Pankaj Kumar Tiwari said, “Based on a written complaint filed by the survivors` parents, police swung into action and arrested both the accused from their homes on the same night. They have confessed their crime to us.”
He added, “We filed a case against them under the Pocso Act and produced the accused to a local court which forwarded them to jail. The girls were sent to Garhwa sadar hospital for a medical examination.”
Courtesy : NYOOOZ