Tribal woman looking for job gangraped by hotel staffers

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jul 2018 10:26:56



Staff Reporter

A 22-year-old tribal woman, who had come to Bhopal from Mandla looking for a job, was gangraped for the whole night by two staffers of Rajhans Hotel under Govindpura police station, on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. Police are trying to nab two other co-accused to verify their role in this case. The two accused, Rahul Thakur (22) and Monu Sharma (28), who had raped the woman though were arrested and paraded by police. The incident has once again put the law and order situation into questions. Rahul and Monu work in the hotel as cook. As per sources, the accused had raped her in the parking of hotel but police refused it and said that the location was somewhere else. According to victim, she hails from Mandla and used to work in Sagar. On Tuesday morning, she came here from train to meet cousin Shailendra Kushwaha in Bhopal for job. He came to meet me in the afternoon at ISBT and told that as he resides far away from here, his friend will make an arrangement of my stay in Bhopal. Shailendra then called Khan Bhai alias Idrish Khan for the arrangement. We stayed in a parking for a while and then Khan Bhai took her to his house with two of his co-worker Rahul and Monu. Khan Bhai showed her bed and he left the house, while Rahul stayed in the house.

“At night, he raped me several times and when I protested he slapped me. Again, another accused Monu came to the house and raped me. They threatened me to keep mum. On next morning, Khan Bhai came to the house and took her to a building. The accused Rahul was then taking the woman while crying to some other place when a FRV Dial-100 spotted them near a restaurant and upon being quizzed, she narrated the tale and her explanation shocked the police. Police detained the accused man who was with her and bring him to Govindpura Police Station along with the victim. Senior officials swung into action and reached the police station. Acting on the complaint, another accused Monu Sharma was nabbed within two hours. The accused have been booked under Sections 376, 376 D and 506 of the IPC. Police are trying to nab two other co-accused, Idrish Khan and Shailendra, to verify their role in this case.” They were then taken for parade in Anna Nagar area where passers-by hit them with shoes after which they were brought to police station.