In a horrific reminder of the gang-rape of a minor in Pune a couple of months ago, a minor girl from Maharashtra’s Beed is reported to have been raped by 400 people and even policemen are alleged to have sexually exploited the victim. Following the Pune rape horror, reports had emerged of a minor having been gang-raped by 33 people including 2 minors who were arrested in connection with the case.
Words fail to describe the monstrosity of the crime where over a period of 6 months the victim belonging Ambajogai was subjected to repeated sexual assault by about 400 people. The incident came to light after child rights activists stepped in. In stead of helping the victim, one policeman is said to have taken advantage of the victim’s helplessness to sexually exploit her.
According to available information, the minor had been married off by her father recently. However, she returned to her parental home as her husband wasn’t caring for her. Her father turned her away too which forced the girl to take shelter at the Ambajogai bus station. Seeing the girl alone and helpless, several people took advantage of the situation to rape her.
Alert child rights activists brought the matter before the child welfare committee where the entire sequence of events came to light. A case has been registered against the father and other family members on charges of child marriage. Additionally, three suspects have been booked for rape. The victim’s statement would be recorded so as to identify other accused in the case. Further investigation is underway.