Girl kid­napped, gang-raped in Bi­har

Gulf News - - India - — By Lata Rani, Cor­re­spon­dent

A teenage girl was kid­napped, gang-raped and stran­gled to death over a land dis­pute in Bi­har even as out­rage grows over the Un­nao rape case in Ut­tar Pradesh and bru­tal rape in Kathua, Jammu and Kash­mir.

The girl bore 52 in­jury marks on her body. The in­ci­dent took place at Raushan­pur-Sa­paha vil­lage un­der Su­gauli po­lice sta­tion in east Cham­paran district on Satur­day even­ing, po­lice said.

The 14-year-old girl had gone out to re­lieve her­self along with her sis­ter-in-law when a gang of men kid­napped her at gun-point and gang-raped her be­fore stran­gling her.

Re­ports said the ac­cused also tried to rape vic­tim’s sis­ter-in­law but she man­aged to flee the scene and in­formed vil­lagers about the in­ci­dent. By the time the vil­lagers rushed to the spot to res­cue her, all the ac­cused had fled.

Po­lice have reg­is­tered a case against 11 peo­ple. ‘Prime fa­cie, the in­ci­dent seems to be an act of re­venge. Two fam­i­lies were in­volved in a bit­ter feud over land for the past sev­eral years,’ a lo­cal se­nior po­lice of­fi­cial Pankaj Rawat told the me­dia.

Ac­cord­ing to him, in 2015 po­lice ar­rested the rape vic­tim’s fa­ther and brother for mur­der­ing a per­son be­long­ing to the fam­ily of the ac­cused. ‘Both are still in jail,’ Rawat said.

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