Deaf And Mute Girl Raped in Madhya Pradesh: A minor girl, who is hearing and speech impaired was raped by six people in Madhya Pradesh’s Shahdol. Four of the six accused are minors. The girl is 14 years of age. The accused also took pictures of the abuse and circulated them online.
The girl was scared and did not reveal anything to her family. However, after the pictures started circulating online, her father came across one and reported the incident. All the six accused have been arrested.
According to reports, ADG Sagar said that the girl, who is deaf and mute, was lured to an isolated hut by a neighbour, on Saturday. The other five accused were waiting there. All six of them allegedly took turns raping her and beat her when she resisted.
On Thursday, one of the accused forwarded a pictures to a local youth who then rushed to her father with it. He then approached the girl about the picture, after which she reportedly broke down and told her parents about the incident. They then reported the crime to the police, enlisting the help of the village elders.
The police then arranged for a sign language expert and sent her to the hospital go get a medical examination done. After getting the girl’s statement, they lodged an FIR against the accused under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection Of Children against Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).
ADG Sagar said that the family has been assured of all possible help and that the investigating officer has been ordered to file the chargesheet at the earliest.
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