“We are going to crack a whip on anti-social elements and hardened criminals,” he said.
The incident comes days after a 19-year-old college student was allegedly gangraped in Bhopal, which triggered public outrage against the police.
“The manager of UCO Bank’s Vrindavan branch, Mahendra Prasad Singh, has been arrested based on a complaint filed by the woman today,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Vijay Shanker Mishra said. The woman has been sent for medical examination.
The toddler’s relative alleged that Rakesh’s wife told them that she started bleeding from her private parts after falling on the ground
Police said the woman had received serious injuries and was rushed to a hospital where the doctors declared her dead. The police have registered a case against the four people and investigation is on, according to SHO Dharmender Singh.
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The father of the 16-year-old had earlier approached the High Court seeking directions to the Chief Medical Officer of the Civil Hospital Barnala to terminate the pregnancy of her minor daughter.
The December 2012 attack of a 23-year-old woman was a watershed in the fight for women’s rights in India, prompting thousands to take to the streets demanding action against rising sex attacks.
The accused, Dhiraj Kumar, a neighbour, reportedly first overpowered her at a deserted spot and tried to rape her. But when the woman resisted, the man, who found an abandoned piece of an iron rod in the field, inserted it into her private part.
The woman managed to escape from the clutches of the accused and reached Mumbai on October 11 following which she lodged a complaint with the Kasturba Marg police in the metropolis. The complaint was later transferred to the Vasai police, he said.
Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, which defines the offence of rape, has an exception clause that says intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife, not below 15 years, is not rape. However, the age of consent is 18 years.
Referring to the IPC and the POCSO Act, the apex court said there was a visible conflict between the two laws with regard to the sexual assault on girl child aged between 15 to 18 years.
“The exception in rape law under the IPC is contrary to other statutes, violates bodily integrity of girl child,” the bench said. It, however, clarified that it has not dealt with the issue of marital rape.
According to the police, on March 20, 2011, while the girl was playing holi, she was lured by her uncle to his house where he took her to the kitchen and raped her. Police added that she was threatened by him to keep quiet or he will harm her parents.
They pulled her off the bike and dragged her to a sugarcane field nearby. The four then raped the woman at gunpoint and threatened her and her husband against disclosing the incident to anyone.