scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Jharkhand: 10-yearr-old set ablaze after ‘rape attempt’

An FIR was registered for attempt to rape and murder.

By: Express News Service | Ranchi |
Updated: December 9, 2016 4:07:37 am
BJP, BJP Minister son accused of rape, Patdi taluka unit,Surendranagar district, Deputy Superintendent of Police M R Sharma, Bittu Patel,Prevention of Atrocities Act, indian express news Representational Image

A 10-year-old girl sustained serious burn injuries and was allegedly thrown into a well by two unidentified men after she resisted rape. The incident was reported at Kandra police station in Seraikela Kharsawan district on Wednesday. The girl was admitted to Tata Main Hospital (TMH) burns wards in Jamshedpur. The police have recorded her statement.

Watch what else is making news

An FIR was registered for attempt to rape and murder. Besides, the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has also been invoked against two unidentified men. The police have detained seven persons for questioning. However, the police claimed that preliminary investigations have not confirmed the allegations. They also said that there were some domestic issues involved and the complete picture would become clear following detailed investigation.

According to the police, the girl, daughter of a daily wage labourer, lived in a rented accommodation for the last two years in Kandra area, with her siblings. The labourer is a native of Bankura district in West Bengal. The police said that, as per the statement of the victim and her mother, the girl left her house on some pretext and was allegedly accosted by two unidentified men around 7 am on Wednesday. They allegedly took her to a crusher unit, located adjacent to the house, stripped her and tried to rape her. When the girl resisted and shouted for help, the suspects set her afire after pouring kerosene on her. They then pushed her into a dried up well close by and fled.

Subscriber Only Stories
RSS shake-up for BJP: Why and where allPremium
Indian Monsoon 2022 Live Updates: 2 dead as heavy rains lash Himachal; 3 ...Premium
Delhi Confidential: Shashi Tharoor to receive Legion Of Honour, France&#8...Premium
Ashok Gehlot claimed rise in murder after rape, NCRB data shows otherwisePremium

The girl’s cries alerted people living nearby, who, in turn, told her mother. The residents then pulled her out of the well and, subsequently, the police were informed. The girl was rushed to TMH, where she was admitted with 60 per cent burn injuries. The police have also found a jerry can, match sticks and some burnt clothes of the girl, who used to study in class 4 in a nearby school.

“The victim gave her statement to the police. We have registered a case. The girl said that she could identify the men, but did not know them by name. We have detained seven suspects. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the couple had marital discord. The woman also had two other children, who lived with the parents. But, they are missing. Detailed investigations are required to verify the claims,” said an official associated with the case. Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Seraikela) Sumeet Kumar said: “The sequence of events is yet to be established. Nobody seems to have seen the incident, even though it was daylight and the place is not secluded. The husband and wife had earlier fought violently, leading to a complaint at the police station. We are investigating.”

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 09-12-2016 at 12:00:46 am
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.

Featured Stories

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement