New Delhi: In yet another shocking incident, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped and stoned to death by 6 men in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, police informed on Wednesday. As per updates, the accused allegedly also killed the girl’s father and his four-year-old granddaughter, who were along with the victim. Also Read - Chhattisgarh Shocker: Woman Beaten to Death by Son's Friend For Resisting Rape Attempt
According to Korba Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena, the incident happened near Gadhuproda village under Lemru police station area on January 29, but the matter came to light on Tuesday, following which six accused were arrested in this connection, Also Read - Travel Guidelines For Delhi: Tourists Arriving From These States Need to Furnish a Negative COVID-19 Report
As per police statement, the accused were identified as Santram Majhwar (45), Abdul Jabbar (29), Anil Kumar Sarthi (20), Pardeshi Ram Panika (35), Anand Ram Panika (25) and Uamshankar Yadav (21), all natives of Satrenga village in the district. Also Read - Haryana Shocker: 17-Year-Old Girl Drugged, Gangraped By 5 Men; 3 Accused Arrested so Far
Police said the deceased man, a resident of Barpani village, had been working as a cattle grazer at the house of prime accused Manjhwar since July last year.
As per the preliminary information, Manjhwar was going to drop the man, his daughter (16) and granddaughter (4) to their village on his motorcycle on January 29. On the way, they stopped at Korai village and Manjhwar consumed liquor, following which other accused also joined him. The accused took the three victims to the foot of a hill surrounded by forest near Gadhuproda, where Manjhwar and another accused allegedly raped the teenage girl.
They smashed all the victims with stones and sticks and dumped them in the forest before fleeing from the spot.
“When the deceased man’s son lodged their missing report at Lemru police station on Tuesday, police swung into action and rounded up six accused following their interrogation,” he said.
Based on the statement of the accused, police reached the crime spot, where they found the injured rape victim alive and two others dead. However, the injured was immediately rushed to a local hospital, but succumbed to her injuries before reaching there.
Notably, the accused were booked under sections IPC sections 302 (murder), 376 (2)G (gangrape) and provisions of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
(With inputs from PTI)