Youth faces public wrath for raping minor

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Apr 2018 10:21:18



Staff Reporter

In yet another heinous act, a nine-year-old girl was raped by a youth living in her neighborhood when her parents were not around at home in Bairagarh locality on Saturday. Rapist was arrested on Sunday and when paraded by police, he was slapped by angry women of the locality.According to SHO of Bairagarh, Sudhir Arjariya, the arrested accused was identified as Monu Jatav alias Nattu (20), a resident of Rahul Nagar area. The incident took place on Saturday evening when the victim girl was alone in her house and her mother and father didn’t return from work. Victim’s father runs Tata Magic and he, along with accused Monu, used to consume liquor together.At around 5:30 pm, while she was watching TV, the accused Monu Jatav reached her house and asked her for a glass of water and unaware of his ill intentions, when she went inside kitchen, the accused locked the main gate of house and then, he forcibly outraged her modesty. After raping her, he left the spot, leaving the girl bleeding profusely.

Later, at around 8 pm, when victim’s 32-year-old mother who works as domestic help returned home, she spotted her daughter lying unconscious on floor and blood stains on her clothes. Gauging the seriousness of situation, the victim was immediately rushed to nearby hospital, where doctors attending her confirmed that she was sexually assaulted. Subsequently, when the girl regained her consciousness, the mother asked what happened with her after which the girl narrated her ordeal and then, the case was reported at Bairagarh police station, where a case under Section 376 (2) (I) and 5/6 of POCSO Act against the accused was registered. On Sunday, the accused was arrested by the police and paraded in front of public from Rahul Nagar till the police station, where he was also slapped by the angry women of the locality.