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7-yr-old gangraped,father,kin arrested

In a case of alleged gangrape of a seven-year-old girl,Chinchwad police on Friday arrested her father,uncle and two cousins on Friday.

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
June 5, 2011 12:53:38 am

In a case of alleged gangrape of a seven-year-old girl,Chinchwad police on Friday arrested her father,uncle and two cousins on Friday. In 2009,the victim’s mother had lodged a complaint against her husband alleging physical harassment.

The victim’s father is a driver with the PMPML and hails from Bihar. Chinchwad police said the victim did not inform anyone about the crime but confided in her mother after persistent enquiries. Based on her mother’s complaint,police arrested victim’s father,his brother who is a watchman and two of their nephews who are contract labourers.

Senior police inspector P B Lokhande said,“The victim will undergo a medical examination. We have charged all the four for gangrape. They have been remanded in police custody till June 7.”

Police said the victim’s parents had an inter-caste marriage in 2003. After the girl was born,the man’s family allegedly started torturing the woman for not giving birth to a son. The couple had separated after the wife filed a police complaint.

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The arrested have been charged under Section 376 (g) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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