Bhiwani, April 7
A Dalit minor girl (15) was raped by a man at Badrai village in Bhiwani. The girl had gone out of her house to answer the call of nature on the April 3 night, when Zile Singh (31) allegedly gagged her and took her away to some secluded place in his car. The accused raped the girl there and then left the victim in the village next morning. The hapless girl narrated the incident to her family, who decided to approach the police.
However, the village panchayat intervened and pressurised the family to settle the matter. A panchayat of elders was called where the accused was made to apologise for his act and the victim’s father was told to forgive the accused and forget the episode.
However, the persecution of the family continued and finally, they approached the police with a complaint today. Ramesh Kumar Alawadhi, SHO of the Badhra police station in Bhiwani, said the accused had been booked and arrested. He said the police acted swiftly after getting the complaint and recorded the girl’s statement in the presence of a woman advocate. The girl’s medical examination had confirmed rape.