Maharashtra horror: Minor girl allegedly raped by 400 people for six months
In a latest development coming in from Maharashtra’s Beed district, a teenage girl, aged 16, was allegedly raped by 400 individuals over the last six months. The girl was allegedly sexually exploited even by a policeman when she had gone to register a complaint. She is now two months pregnant.
Following the registration of her complaint with the cops this week, a case was lodged under The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and rape and molestation sections of the IPC.
Earlier, Superintendent of Police in Beed Raja Ramasamy said that three people have been taken into police custody in the case, as per ANI news agency.
According to the victim’s complaint, she lost her mother a few years back. Her father then arranged her marriage around eight months ago. However, she was allegedly beaten and ill-treated by her husband and in-laws.
That being the case, the girl fled and came back to live with her father, she said. When he did not take her back, she took to begging at a bus stand at Ambajogai in Beed district. This is when she began to experience sexual exploitation.
In a statement to the child welfare committee, she said, “I have been abused by many people. I went to Ambajogai police station several times to file a complaint, but the police took no action against the culprits. Instead, I was harassed by a policeman.”
Eventually, a police complaint and case was filed this week. The probe is now in process and three people have been taken into police custody thus far.