Bhopal: Two men were arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 20-year-old woman in a village in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. The accused poured an acid-like substance into her eyes when she tried to fight back.
According to the police, the woman and her brother were kidnapped to extract information about her relative who had eloped. The victim who lived in Baraho village in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna district was then tortured by the two men. The two accused also attempted to rape her and when she resisted the attempt, accused poured acid-like substance in her eyes.
“On Wednesday, the two accused first kidnapped the victim and her brother. When they failed to extract any information about their relative who had eloped, they tried to rape her and poured an acid-like substance into her eyes as she resisted the attempt,” police said.
The brother of the victim was also thrashed by the accused, police added.
According to District Superintendent of Police Dharamraj Meena, the two accused were identified by the victim and arrested from a field on Wednesday night, “The two accused have been identified as Sumer Singh and Goldi Raja. Both of them are relatives and were arrested late at night,” Dharamraj Meena said.
After their arrest, the two accused were paraded through the village, the police said.
The victim was referred to an eye hospital in Chitrakoot after being treated at a Panna district hospital.
Madhya Pradesh has been reporting the highest number of rape cases in the country for several years. According to the (National Crime Records Bureau) NCRB, Madhya Pradesh registered 25,640 in 2020. Most rapes were recorded of tribal women. Madhya Pradesh records the third-highest number of rape cases in the country, the first in Rajasthan and the second being Uttar Pradesh. The crime rate to rape in Madhya Pradesh stands at 6.2% for 2019.