Nashik tense after teenage boy tries to rape 5-yr-old girl; vehicles torched, CM Devendra Fadnavis appeals for calm

Tensions ran high as scores of angry villagers torched a police vehicle and a public transport after a minor girl was allegedly raped by a teenage boy in Nashik’s Trimbakeshwar village.

By: PTI | Nashik (maharashtra) | Updated: October 10, 2016 1:40 pm
nashikl The enraged people gathered at several places this morning also and damaged three police vehicles, including the car of Special IG, Nashik Range, Vinaykumar Choube, when he was rushing to Talegaon.

A teenage boy allegedly tried to rape a five-year-old girl near Trimbakeshwar in Nashik which led to large scale protests and tension in the district, even as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis appealed for calm and assured that the case would be tried in a fast track court.

The 16-year-old boy, who has been taken into custody, allegedly tried to rape the minor girl at Talegaon village near Trimbakeshwar in the district yesterday, Nashik Superintendent of Police Ankush Shinde said today.

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Offence has been registered against the boy under relevant sections of the IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, he said.

As soon as the news spread, tension gripped Talegoan as locals gathered at the police station last night demanding that the boy be booked and arrested.

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The villagers staged ‘rasta roko’ in Wadovhare, Ghoti and Anjaneri-phata areas. Some people set tyres on fire, and also damaged a tractor in Talegaon. A group of people also protested at Nashik Civil Hospital last night and demanded that the victim be examined by a woman doctor.

The enraged people gathered at several places this morning also and damaged three police vehicles, including the car of Special IG, Nashik Range, Vinaykumar Choube, when he was rushing to Talegaon today.

Police had to lob teargas shells and also fire some rounds in the air at Talegaon to disperse the mob, a rural control room official said.

People also staged ‘rasta roko’ on Nashik-Igatpuri road, Nashik-Aurangabad road and Mumbai-Agra National Highway today where later extra police force was deployed and the routes cleared.

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Some angry people also observed bandh at Ojhar town in the district against the incident.

Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan, who is also the Guardian Minister of Nashik, visited the girl’s family and termed the incident as “unfortunate”. He said a rape attempt was made on her by the boy and said the case would be fast-tracked.

Mahajan assured that charges will be framed in the case within a fortnight and it will be heard in a fast track court. Senior lawyer Ujjwal Nikam will be appointed as prosecutor in the case, he said.

No senior doctor or civil surgeon of Nashik Civil Hospital were available for comments on the issue.

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    Ikok
    Oct 9, 2016 at 6:57 pm
    India Rapeistan
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      Khalid
      Oct 9, 2016 at 8:14 pm
      Hope police will use pellet guns to restore calm
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        Pak Army
        Oct 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm
        stan is responsible for that no doubt
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          Kiran
          Oct 9, 2016 at 5:34 pm
          Clearly the rapist is a minority. If the opposite had happened IE would have been screaming all over.
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            Marathi Yadav
            Oct 9, 2016 at 6:33 pm
            No, the boy is not Muslim. I know you meant Muslim when you said minority.
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              khodsal
              Oct 9, 2016 at 7:27 pm
              What was the caste of the boy and the what about the girl? Let's make it s issue about caste too.
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                Atis Mitra
                Oct 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm
                Unless Bollywoody films are banned,youth would be encouraged to do such acts
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                  Jeelan
                  Oct 9, 2016 at 7:21 pm
                  No religion is responsible for such heinous crime. Just give him severe punishment irrespective of his religion
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                    Death
                    Oct 9, 2016 at 4:09 pm
                    until capital punishment death for rape criminal this will go on indialt;br/gt;till the fear of death punishment is not there such act will go on
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                      dipak
                      Oct 9, 2016 at 5:29 pm
                      clear example, hindu can not take revenge, behaving like cowards.
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                        Indian_Abroad
                        Oct 9, 2016 at 5:02 pm
                        I have been saying for years now that the only solution is capital punishment for r@ping a minor.
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                          Joseph R Stephen
                          Oct 9, 2016 at 4:14 pm
                          Why people have got so MAD ? that means the BJP government has not given any protection for the people.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;A government that does not care for people - you will see such protest.
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                            Mahish
                            Oct 9, 2016 at 7:46 pm
                            It is Maratha girl and Dalit boy as reported in . Don't blame everything on minority.
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                              Manu USA
                              Oct 9, 2016 at 9:01 pm
                              I would recommend the rapist to be hanged in public. The 5 year old is just a baby. This is too much.
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                                mathimathi
                                Oct 9, 2016 at 4:37 pm
                                After banning Bollywoody hollywoody films only U will see Purana G rap e s f ool.
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                                  mathimathi
                                  Oct 9, 2016 at 4:11 pm
                                  only Animals are protected under small incident Judley RSS govt rather than 5-yr-old CHILD. the culprit animal must be Hanged to death immediately..
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                                    PRAVIN S
                                    Oct 9, 2016 at 4:39 pm
                                    See poo nam pan dey ra dhika apte sai tam hankar , - u wl get all answers who is poll uting minds of youths - today there is race for bold / top less scenes - like mam ta kulka rni , etc
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                                      Raj
                                      Oct 9, 2016 at 8:55 pm
                                      Lol. Kejriwal wants a proof as well
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                                        Sanjay Bhattacharya
                                        Oct 9, 2016 at 4:57 pm
                                        This type of report is intentionally incomplete. There must be a reason why people became so angry. Was it a Muslim boy who wanted to rape. Most likely yes.
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                                          Sanjay Bhattacharya
                                          Oct 9, 2016 at 4:55 pm
                                          stupid comment.
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                                            vish
                                            Oct 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm
                                            Are Indians so stupid and all those political parties who burn Public Property on issue which is just a criminal one .They should work to bring quick justice and Provide safety to victim.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Instead with Political party Flag in hand they block Roads and burn Public property , it is shame that both acts are wrong and should be condemned .
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