Bhopal: Nine men kidnapped and gang-raped a 13-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh’s Umaria district twice in five days, according to police.
The incident comes in the middle of Shivraj Singh Chouhan government’s ‘Samman’ campaign, a fortnight-long public awareness drive about crime against women across the state.
At least four such gruesome cases against women came to light in last six days across Madhya Pradesh, which raised doubts about the safety of women in the state, reported NDTV.
According to cops, a young man first abducted the teenage girl known to him on January 4 and then raped her. His six friends also took turns in raping the 13-year-old for two days. The accused even threatened her before letting her go on January 5.
The horror returned for the girl as she was again kidnapped on January 11 by one of the seven men who raped her before. She was held captive in jungles as well as a roadside eatery, where three of them again raped her, the cops said.
The ordeal didn’t end for the girl. After being released by the three accused, she was again kidnapped again and allegedly raped by two truck drivers. She somehow managed to flee and return to her house on Friday early morning, cops added.
“We’ve so far arrested six accused and hope to catch the others. The case is registered under POSCO and relevant sections of the IPC,” police spokesperson Arvind Tiwari was quoted as saying by NDTV.