Aurangabad: The Beed Police registered case against 400 men for allegedly raping a 17 year old girl. The accused in this case includes 2 policemen, father of the victim and her husband. According to media reports victim is 2 months pregnant and incident took place in last 4 to 6 months in Beed District. The whole case came up when one NGO rescued the victim from bus stop.
The police were stunned to know the facts after the minor gave her statement to the child welfare committee.
The girl's statement was apparently recorded on November 12, days after the first information report (FIR) in the case has been registered with the police. According to media reports, the girl refused to lodge her complaint but later after counselling she agreed to give her statement.
The police have now taken the supplementary statement of the girl on record and has launched a fresh probe. They suspect it could be a case of human trafficking and that the minor was forced into flesh trade.
According to Investigating officer and additional superintendent of police Kavita Nerakar, "The girl was rescued by a NGO and brought to them following the offence a case was registered on November 8. So far six men have been arrested and a minor boy has been detained and sent to children home. Among those arrested includes the minors father and the man she was married off to and the alleged pimp.
The girl in her statement said that the girl was married when she was 13 years old. According to the victim there was difference between her and her husband and he used to exploit her. Some days after marriage victim's husband left her and victim returned to her fathers house. But her father refused to take her back and later she was been molested by him earlier then this year. After the gruesome act she left her house and was staying in and out of the Ambajogai bus stand from where she had been rescued by the NGO.
The police have registered a case of gang rape, rape, molestation, causing of hurt, prohibition of child marriage Act, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences POSCO Act
The Police superintendent also stated that the they are clarifying the claims of the victim and will act accordingly.