Dalit families leave village after 5-year-old girl’s rape triggers protests in Talegaon

The boy’s mother, a labourer, has reportedly told police that if her son is guilty, he should be awarded stringent punishment.

Written by Rashmi Rajput | Trimbakeshwar | Updated: October 11, 2016 4:30 am
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At least eight to ten Dalit families have left Talegaon village in Nashik after a five-year-old girl was allegedly sexually abused by a Dalit teenager, triggering violent protests in the area. One of these families is that of the accused. “Hours after the incident, a mob vandalised the boy’s home. His family fled that night. Once news of protests spread, the other families left Sunday,” said a policeman on duty in Talegaon. The boy’s mother, a labourer, has reportedly told police that if her son is guilty, he should be awarded stringent punishment.

“The boy is a Class X student. Before leaving home Saturday, he said he was going to school. His mother left for work thereafter. In the evening, some villagers informed her that he was beaten up and taken to police station. Later, she learnt that he tried to rape a minor,” an official from Trimbakeshwar police station, where the case has been registered, said.

“The men in the Dalit families have been visiting to check if their homes have been vandalised,” Rohini, a villager, said. Marathas are a majority in Talegaon, which is populated by nearly 600 families. Dalit households are located in the village’s Rajwada area.

Doctors have reportedly found ‘semen patches’ on the boy’s pants. “Clothes of the boy and the victim have been sent for tests. We have asked the forensic laboratory to conduct an analysis of the blood and urine samples of the girl. Her vaginal swabs have also been sent for tests,” an official said.

The girl, admitted to Nashik Civil Hospital, has reportedly provided a detailed account of the incident. According to a senior official, the girl had said that she was playing with her elder sister when the accused came to them and offered chocolates. The accused allegedly hit her sister with a stick and then gave her money, following which she left. The accused then took the victim to an abandoned building and allegedly abused her, said the official.

The official said the victim’s sister has given a similar account. According to her statement, the accused gave her five rupees to buy a popsicle. On returning, she saw the accused allegedly trying to abuse her sister, the official said.

Forces have been deployed in the area. Mobile Internet services have been suspended and sections of CrPC, which prohibit gathering of five or more people, have been invoked.

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  1. A
    Oct 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm
    This is an(other) occasion for the Marathas to flog dalits on alleged rape of minor girl. The w story seems fabricated with a pre-conceived and premediated design.lt;br/gt;Everyday cases of crimes against dalit men and women all over India occur but rarely there is any any ripple. The mere fact that the "news" of rape of 5 year child refuses to die out speaks its orchestrated planning.lt;br/gt;There is reason t be worried.
    1. M
      Oct 11, 2016 at 2:15 am
      Please dont just the story written in these feminist funded news medias. Millions of false rape story these feminist media cook every day using the system. They first find a women who will put a false case on a week men because of personal enmity or to loot/destroy the men and then feminist media welcome the false allegation and then they start the story cooking in feminist media. I dont trust these feminist funded media. These medias are publishing millions of fake rape story for interest to degrade the value of men, which is the agenda of feminist. All media who reported fake rape story without verifying story, should be punished to give justice to victim men. This rape story could be a false or true and we do not know. Feminist media reported as true like millions of other rape-reports which latter proved a false rape torture on men by women, new-laws, police, court and feminist media. False rape allegation is a rape on men. Change the definition of rape to include men rape victims and give punishment to rapist women, court, police and media who raped the victim men.
      1. H
        Oct 11, 2016 at 3:29 am
        This is the contribution of Mayavathi,s and Ambedekars policies.
        1. P
          PRAVIN S
          Oct 11, 2016 at 6:39 am
          rap e industry , anti dalit industry , mara tha reservation industry in full form working day and night to achieve e vil agenda
          1. P
            Oct 11, 2016 at 3:09 am
            We never heard such rape Cades in stan. Why in India is happening. Although India considered Pak a terror state but you will have more terrorist in India than any other country.
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