Teenage Adivasi Girl Gang-raped by 5 Men in Jharkhand Village

A 15-year-old Adivasi girl while returning from a local fair, was allegedly gang-raped by 5 persons in Khunti district of Jharkhand on Monday. The tragic mishap occurred at around 9.30 pm on the day when the teenage was on her way to home with her friends coming back from a village fair 12km away.

According to the statement recorded from the girl, her other friends managed to get a respite from the culprits as the victim went under the clutches of the accused persons. The girl was sent for a medical test initially & reported to be well.

Though none of the suspects has been detected by the Police, a special investigation team of seven members formed to trace the criminals & carry out raids.

Khunti SP Ashutosh Shekhar said, “According to the girl’s statement, she had visited a fair at a place about 12 km from her village. While she, along with one other girl and four boys were returning around 9.30 pm, five men approached them on a bike. The miscreants attacked the group and when everyone ran to save themselves, they cornered the girl and gang-raped her.”

In the meantime, the case of rape under section 376 of the IPC has been registered against the five along with the charges of POSCO act.

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