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Raped Dalit Girl Goes to SP's Office in Madhya Pradesh With Foetus Wrapped in Bag

The police have filed a case against three locals under charges of rape, SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, kidnapping, criminal intimidation, forced abortion and culpable homicide of an unborn child, among others. No arrests had been made till Thursday afternoon.

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Updated:April 5, 2018, 3:44 PM IST
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Raped Dalit Girl Goes to SP's Office in Madhya Pradesh With Foetus Wrapped in Bag
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Satna: A Dalit girl who was allegedly raped for several months landed up at Superintendent of Police’s office in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday with a six-month-old foetus wrapped in a plastic bag.

The police have filed a case against three locals under charges of rape, SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, kidnapping, criminal intimidation, forced abortion and culpable homicide of an unborn child, among others. No arrests had been made till Thursday afternoon.

Talking to the media, the girl said she stepped out of her home to attend nature’s call when she was abducted and taken to a secluded location. There, she was repeatedly raped by her captors.

The victim’s family alleges that the accused assaulted the victim six months after the incident as well. "Two women, belonging to the families of two of the accused, also helped them in the crime," a member of the victim’s family said.

The accused’s family allegedly promised to the girl that they would get her married to Niraj and asked them not to report the matter to the police. The accused and his family later backed out of their promise, the girl’s family said.

The girl’s family got to know of the pregnancy after she complained of stomach ache. On April 3, the victim was being taken to a hospital in Satna by her mother when they were waylaid by Niraj and his accomplices. The accused then took the mother and daughter to a local nurse where the six-month-old foetus was aborted.

The duo was only allowed to leave after the victim’s father and other relatives reached the clinic the next morning.

The family says that when they tried to lodge a complaint with Civil Lines Police, the accused beat them up. It was then that they approached the SP Office and narrated their ordeal. SP Rajesh Hingankar directed City SP BD Pandey to act on the complaint.

On Pandey’s instructions, the Civil Lines police lodged a case against Niraj and others. The family of the victim is alleging that if a complaint had been lodged earlier, then their minor daughter would not have to go through this ordeal.

City SP BD Pandey, while talking to News18, claimed that the girl was 20-years-old and it was consensual sex between her and the main accused. He then said that the case did come under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and that the other charges against the accused would have to be investigated.

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| Edited by: Aditya Nair
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