Gan­graped by brother-in-law, 14-year-old con­sumes pes­ti­cide

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - METRO - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

AHMED­ABAD: Af­ter be­ing gan­graped by her brother-in-law and his ac­com­plice for eight days, a mi­nor girl, 14, is now in hospi­tal in Ahmed­abad af­ter mak­ing a sui­cide at­tempt.

She was ab­ducted on De­cem­ber 6 in Dholka, 75 km from Ahmed­abad. The girl, on ven­ti­la­tor, is said to be sta­ble.

She had been dumped out­side the town on De­cem­ber 14. When the vic­tim’s fam­ily ap­proached the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion to lodge a com­plaint, the po­lice ini­tially did not en­ter­tain the case, say­ing the in­ci­dent ap­peared to be the fall­out of a fam­ily feud. How­ever, af­ter the vic­tim was shifted to Ahmed­abad, the po­lice took the com­plaint and launched in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“We have taken the com­plaint and the main ac­cused has been ar­rested. A po­lice team is hunt­ing for an­other ac­cused,” a po­lice of­fi­cial in Dholka said.

A med­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the hospi­tal, run by the Ahmed­abad Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (AMC), stated: “The girl had con­sumed pes­ti­cide and was brought to the hospi­tal on Mon­day evening. She is sta­ble and out of dan­ger.”

Min­is­ter Bhu­pen­dras­inh Chu­dasama, who is also Dholka MLA, vis­ited the hospi­tal. The po­lice said when the vic­tim’s el­der sis­ter had come to her parental home for the treat­ment of preg­nancy-re­lated com­pli­ca­tions, her hus­band wanted the younger sis­ter to be with him for help­ing in domestic work at his res­i­dence.

A pro­tes­tor dur­ing a rally against sex­ual vi­o­lence in Lucknow on Mon­day.

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