Doctors terminate pregnancy of minor gangrape victim

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Nov 2017 11:01:05


Staff Reporter,

All the 6 accused, including 3 minors, arrested, key accused Samlan taken on police remand till 13th

There were six persons involved in the gangrape incident with Jabalpur-based 12-year-old girl. Out of the six accused three were minors and were outraging modesty of minor girl for the past few months but the incident surfaced a week ago when she was recovered by railway childline and sexual assault and four-month pregnancy was detected in her medical examination.

Later, based on the complaint of one stop crisis centre ‘Gauravi’, GRP Bhopal had registered a case under Section 376 (D) of IPC and relevant sections of POCSO Act and started further probe into the case.

The victim was then admitted to Sultania Hospital where her abortion was done by doctors on Saturday afternoon amid presence of her family members. As the rape victim is too young therefore doctors took extra care to abort 4-month-old foetus of the victim. After the termination of her pregnancy condition of minor girl is reported to be stable.

DSP (Rail) Abhay Choudhary said that those involved in the gangrape include Salman alias Kidney (19), son of Mahmood, a resident of 12 no stop at Arera Colony, Manish Yadav, 20, son of Ravi of Housing Board Colony, and Mangal Thakur, 24, son of Munna Thakur of Sindhi Colony in Old Kabadkhana, whereas three remaining accused are minors. All the arrested accused are friends of prime accused Salman, who presently used to spend most of his time at Bhopal Railway Station where he came in contact with the minor girl.

On Saturday, GRP Bhopal had sent the two accused, Manish and Mangal, to jail and arrested three minors were sent to juvenile home while Salman Kidney has been taken on police remand till November 13. GRP cops had nabbed Salman on November 8 while Manish and Mangal were held on 10 and 11 respectively along with the three minors. Police said that the accused were addicts of intoxicants including sulochan and used to rape the girl on several occasions.