POSTED ON MAY 29, 2021

A pregnant woman, belonging to the Dalit community, has alleged that she was thrashed and raped in front of her children in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

Bhopal: A shocking case has come to light from Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district where a pregnant woman, belonging to the Dalit community, has alleged that she was sexually assaulted in front of her children after her husband, who works as a labourer, refused to chop some trees at a farm owned by the accused.

According to the police, the labourer had refused to cut trees at the village muscleman’s farm, saying that he was unwell. Following this, he was allegedly thrashed by the accused as punishment. The accused then went to the labourer’s house and assaulted his pregnant wife. Later, the labourer’s wife, their two children and his mother were abducted and tortured for four days.

A journalist came to know about the matter and tipped off the local police. Subsequently, the police rescued the Dalit family on Wednesday and dashed them to a nearby hospital for treatment. Following this, the police registered a case and arrested the prime accused. Efforts are being made to nab his two accomplices, according to a report by Hindustan Times.

On Thursday, the labourer’s wife made an explosive claim that the prime suspect had raped her in front of her children, but the police did not mention this in the FIR. The three accused have been booked for causing hurt, kidnapping and obscenity under the Indian Penal Code. Charges under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocity) Act have also been invoked against them.

The police, however, asserted that she didn’t inform them that she was raped. “The woman has injury marks on her body and in her complaint, she informed police about physical torture only. She didn’t inform us about any sexual assault but if she is saying, we will add the section of rape in the FIR,” the report quoted Chhatarpur SP Sachin Sharma as saying.

In another incident, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her neighbour within the limits of Bhopa police station in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

Police said that on Thursday evening, the accused, Nasir, told the minor girl that his sister-in-law wanted to meet her. He took her to his house and allegedly raped her, they added.

Courtesy : Times Now News