IN A shocking incident, a six-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by four minor boys in Chinchwad on Saturday afternoon. The four boys have been detained by the police after the girl told her mother about the incident and an offence was later registered.
As per the information given by Pimpri police, the incident took place in a slum area in Chinchwad around 1 pm on Saturday. A First Information Report in this regard has been registered by the father of girl who is a labourer. Between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, Pimpri police detained the four minor boys aged 14, 13, 13 and 10, who live in the same area.
According to the FIR, the incident took place when the girl was playing alone in front of her house, when the boys forcibly took her to a spot near a scrap godown in the locality. The FIR states that the four, then raped and sexually assaulted her and fled from the spot. Later in the day, when the parents of the girl returned home from work, the girl told her mother about what the four boys had done to her.
The mother approached the Pimpri police station in the evening and an FIR was registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 376D (gang rape, as per the 2013 IPC amendment), 377 (unnatural act) and sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.
Senior inspector VV Muglikar, in-charge of Pimpri police station said, “After the girl told her mother about the incident an FIR was registered. Based on what the girl told us about the accused buys, we first detained one of them and he led us to the other three. After a medical examination, the girl has now been admitted to a hospital and is being treated. She will also be provided counseling.”
Muglikar added, “The victim and boys live in the same slum area and their parents are all labourers. Two of the boys go to a local school.”
Police Sub Inspector Ratna Sawant said, “The four boys have been detained and have been remanded to observation after being produced before the Juvenile Justice Board.”