Bhopal: In yet another horrifying case, two priests allegedly raped a five-year-old old girl in Madhya Pradesh’s Datia district. The incident took place on Tuesday. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Govt Cancels Class 10 Board Exams, Postpones Class 12 Exams | Details Here
According to police, the priests lured the girl to come inside the temple on the pretext of offering her a sweet. Later, the accused left the girl outside her home and threatened her, lest she disclosed the matter to anyone. Also Read - Rs 5000/Month Pension For Children Who Lost Parents During Pandemic, MP CM Shivraj Singh Takes BIG Decision. Details
The accused, Raju Pandit (55) and Batoli Prajapati (45), have been arrested by the police. The accused have been booked under Section 376 (rape) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO), Hindustan Times reported. Also Read - Over 50 Black Fungus Cases Detected in MP, State to Establish Special Treatment Units For Patients
The girl was suffering from pain in her private parts. The mother took notice of the situation and asked the girl to reveal what has happened. After the girl disclosed the matter, she was rushed to a hospital. Subsequently, the police were also informed.
The police suspect that the priests may have committed such incidents in the past too. Many parents have alleged that their daughters have complained of priests being “not good’. “The people have alleged that the two priests might have harassed other minors too, as several girls had told their parents that these priests were ‘not good’,” Hindustan Times quoted a police official as saying.
As of now, the girl is admitted to the hospital and her situation is being said to be stable. Meanwhile, the police are investigating the matter.