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Rajasthan: 2 minor girls raped in separate incidents, says police

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 April 2020, 18:51 IST

Rajasthan reported two separate cases of suspected rape of minors from Ajmer and Sirohi district on Monday, as per the police.

In Ajmer, an unidentified person kidnapped an 11-year-old girl at approximately 4 am on Monday from the courtyard of her residence, where she was sleeping with her parents.

“Her mother woke her father when she found that their daughter was missing on Monday early morning,” said Mahaveer Sharma, station house officer (SHO), Kekri police station, Ajmer district.

“An hour later, her parents found her in a field about a kilometre away from their home and her clothes were stained in blood. The parents lodged a first information report (FIR) on Monday and a case was registered against the unknown accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, and Sections 376 (rape), and 363 (kidnapping) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),” SHO Sharma said.

In Sirohi district, a 15-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped for three days in a row by a person known to her. On Monday, the accused dropped the victim at her house after which she told her parents about the incident.

Station house officer, Sumer Singh stated that on 23rd April after the family had their dinner, the victim’s mother told her to lock the entrance gate of the house.

“When she went near the entrance gate, one of her friends in the neighbourhood called her. While she going to her friend’s house, the accused, who is known her, kidnapped her by gagging her mouth. She was taken to a nearby government-run school, which is closed because of the ongoing nationwide lockdown restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, and raped her for three consecutive days,” said SHO Singh.

“On Monday, her family members filed an FIR. A case was registered under the POCSO Act and Section 376 (rape) and other relevant sections of the IPC. The rape survivor’s statement has been recorded. Her medical reports are awaited, but further investigations are on,” he added.

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First published: 28 April 2020, 18:51 IST