[Reader-list] Nirbhaya re-run in Madhya Pradesh

Asit Das asit1917 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 06:15:04 CDT 2014

*The Times Of India*

*Nirbhaya re-run in Madhya Pradesh*


BHOPAL: A 14-year-old dalit girl was gang-raped by five people inside a
moving bus and then flung out of the vehicle in Singrauli district on
Sundayin a shocking re-run of Delhi's Nirbhaya tragedy that shook the
of the nation. The bus driver also joined in the monstrous act. Also, the
rear wheels of the bus missed her by inches as she lay bleeding and
unconscious on a dirt road in Nalhatani village, 15 km from the district

Hours later, villagers picked her up and took her to district hospital after
informing the police. She narrated the ordeal to police after gaining

Police said the survivor had gone to meet her aunt at district's Waiden
village. Later, when she was waiting for conveyance to return home, she was
offered a lift by the driver of a bus operated by Siddiqui Travels. This
bus was hired by a local businessman for a wedding ceremony and it was
heading towards the venue to pick guests.

There were around five people inside the bus, including its driver and two
cleaners. As soon as the girl boarded the bus, they began molesting her.

She screamed for help, but the windows were shut. They stopped the bus near
a desolate area and dragged the girl inside forest. She was sexually
assaulted again, police said, quoting the victim. She said they dragged her
back to the bus and then pushed her off the moving bus. The girl suffered
serious head injuries.

Police said her medical examination report is awaited. Her parents were
also informed about the incident. A case has been registered under
different sections, including Protection Of Children Against Sexual
Offences Act. The accused have been detained, but police refused to confirm
that she was raped inside the bus.

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