Woman gangraped by 10 persons, including husband
Khandwa (MP): A tribal woman in Madhya Pradesh was allegedly gangraped by 10 persons, including her husband, paraded naked and forced to drink urine in front of her minor son following a land dispute.
After the woman lodged a complaint in which she alleged that the attack was carried out at the behest of her husband, all the accused were nabbed, police said.
The incident took place three days ago at Bhiali Kheda village under Piplod police station and the victim reported the matter on June 13, 2014 to police after her family members brought her to Khandwa district hospital, police said.
Acting on the complaint, police on Saturday arrested all the 10, including the victim’s husband, relatives and other villagers, Sunita Rawat, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Women’s Cell, Khandwa told reporters in Khandwa on Saturday.
In her complaint, the woman alleged that she was gangraped by 10 persons, including her husband and relatives, the DSP said.
Before raping her, the men manhandled the victim, paraded her naked and when she asked for water, they forced her to drink urine in front of her minor son, Ms. Rawat said quoting from the woman’s complaint.
Meanwhile, the woman’s husband claimed before the media that she was levelling baseless allegations against him and other villagers over a land dispute.
Police have registered a case under IPC sections 376 (g) (gangrape), 354 (b) (act with intent to disrobe a woman), 294 (obscene acts and songs), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) against the accused and are further probing the incident.
The victim was undergoing treatment at the district hospital where women constables and Piplod police station in-charge were deployed for her security, Ms. Rawat added.
There has been nationwide outrage on the string of incidents of sexual assault on women. The issue has come into fresh focus following the gangrape and murder of two teenage cousins, whose bodies were found hanging from a tree in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh.