SHOCKING: Girl gangraped by 4, left to die

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Nov 2017 11:25:14


Staff Reporter,

Victim, her parents had to run from pillar to post to get FIR registered, accused held

In a shocking incident, a girl studying B.Sc. and civil service (UPSC) aspirant was gangraped and left to die a few steps away from RPF Chowki at Habibganj Railway Station. The girl was returning home from her coaching class on the eve of MP’s Foundation Day. After the incident, the accused in an inebriated state tried to kill her by strangulating and assuming that she was dead, they fled the crime scene.

While she survived the ordeal and tried to lodge a police complaint, she along with her parents had to run from pillar to post and finally the case was registered at GRP Habibganj Chowki on Wednesday. The girl has been raped by four youths on October 31, while she was heading toward Habibganj Railway Station to catch a train after attending class in MP Nagar. She was walking towards railway station when she fell prey to these sex predators. Near a culvert, the accused got hold of the girl and then gangraped her.

Incharge of GRP (Habibganj) Mohit Saxena said, “We have arrested Golu Bihari, Rajesh, Amar Chhotu and Ramesh in this connection. Of the four accused, one Golu, who was arrested first and taken on police remand after producing him in court on Wednesday, is a habitual criminal and already had a murder case against him and was recently released from the jail. Based on inputs provided by Golu, his three accomplices, Rajesh, Amar and Ramesh, were also detained.

“The incident took place when she took the shortcut and reached the desolate railway crossing; the accused dragged her to the nearby bushes and took turns to rape her,” added SHO Saxena.

The two accused, Golu Bihari and Amar Chhotu, were playing cards when the girl crossed the railway track. They waylaid the girl and snatched away her wrist watch, ear rings and mobile phone and then took her to culvert where they raped her. Later, one of the accused stayed with girl and another called remaining two associates, Rajesh and Ramesh, who too raped the girl. The assailants then tried to strangulate her. They fled assuming the girl to be dead. The girl used to take a bus while returning to her Vidisha residence, but that day she opted to go by train.

The college student, whose father is posted as ASI in RPF, whereas her mother is a constable with CID, also had a house here New GRP Colony. She later narrated the fateful incident to her family who initially tried to report it to the RPF but they were told to report the matter at MP Nagar police station.

The family had alleged that after waiting there for several hours, MP Nagar police station didn’t pay any heed to her complaint and they were sent to Habibganj police station saying that the crime took place in their jurisdiction. Finally, an offence was registered under sections 376 (D), 394 and 34 of the IPC at Government Railway Police (GRP) station. As per sources, after the FIR, the accused Golu was caught by parents of the victim who later handed over the accused to GRP Habibganj after which based on information of Golu, his three associates were taken in police custody.

Rajesh and Ramesh were said to be relatives. On the other hand SHO Mohit Saxena claimed that accused Golu was arrested by them a day after incident. GRP SP Anita Malviya said, “The matter has come to our knowledge and a case of gangrape has been lodged and the four accused have been arrested. We did not waste any time and lodged a complaint within half-an-hour. The matter is still being investigated.”