Ashish Gaur, TNN Sep 7, 2013,
INDORE: Two minor dalit schoolgirls were raped by two youths in a forest near Patajan village in Khandwa. The girls had stepped out of their school to buy stationery when they were lured by the accused. The FIR was lodged at the Roshni Police check-post against two accused.
Police said the girls are residents of Rehnai Village in Khandwa district and used to commute about 4km from their village to school. They said that the two girls went out of the government school to buy some stationery, when the two accused identified as Saddam Qureshi, 22, and Hamid Qureshi, 22, approached them in a four-wheeler (MP47 D 0240) and said that the mother of one of the girl is unwell and they had come to take her home.
Worried on learning about it, the girl agreed to accompany the two and her classmate too joined her. The accused instead of taking them home threatened them and took both the girls to a nearby jungle in Dhawdi forest and raped them.
They also threatened the rape survivors of dire consequences if they informed anybody about the incident. They were later dropped on way to their homes,” said the investigating officer RR Mugalde posted at Roshni Chowki.
He said that both the accused belong to Harda district and were working at the farm of one of the girls family.
The girls managed to reach home and informed their parents about the incident. Later, the parents approached police station and registered a complaint. Taking cognizance of the severity of the case, police sent the girls immediately to Khandwa government hospital for medical examination, which later confirmed rape on them. The police registered case against the accused.
After the complaint, a hunt is on to nab them. “Both the accused are on the run. We have launched a search to nab them,” said Mugalde.