October 9, 2020 4:26:07 am
A 12-year-old woman who was allegedly raped by three minor cousins over a interval of 5 months in Navsari district was admitted to hospital the place it was revealed that she was 4 months pregnant.
In one other incident within the district, a 13-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her cousin’s good friend after blackmailing her on October 3. According to police, he additionally circulated obscene photographs of the woman on social media.
In the primary incident, the woman, daughter of a farm labourer, was raped by one in every of her cousins when she was alone at house. Later he instructed this to 2 different cousins who additionally allegedly raped her after threatening her to not disclose the matter to her mom. All the accused are under 18 years.
A couple of days in the past, the woman had a abdomen ache following which her mom took her to hospital. On examination, the docs instructed the mom that the woman was 4 months pregnant. She was shifted to a different hospital for additional therapy on Wednesday night time.
On Thursday afternoon, police reached the hospital and took statements of the woman and her mother and father. “We have registered an offence of rape towards the three boys. They are absconding and can be arrested quickly.” The juveniles have been booked underneath the POCSO Act.
In the second incident, police arrested the 21-year-old accused on Thursday after getting his Covid-19 take a look at carried out and booked him underneath IPC sections 363, 366 and 376 (2) (j) (3), in addition to sections 3 (a) and Four of the POCSO Act and Sections 66(e) of the IT Act.
Police mentioned on October 3, the accused known as the woman and instructed her that her cousin’s photographs have been in his cell phone and she or he ought to meet him if he ought to delete them. The woman met him exterior the village from the place he took her on his motorcycle to a secluded place. The accused confirmed her cousin’s photographs on his cell phone and instructed her that if she wished them to be deleted, she had abide by what he says. The accused then raped her and took photographs on his cell phone, which he shared in a while social media, police mentioned.
The woman’s mom acquired to know in regards to the photographs by way of a relative and requested the woman who revealed in regards to the ordeal.
The mom then reached the police station on Wednesday and lodged a criticism of rape.
“We arrested the accused right now after getting his Covid-19 take a look at. We have carried out the medical examination of the woman and the accused,” police mentioned.
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