As per media reports, a 4 years old girl was allegedly raped by a man who is believed to be a Christian pastor in Jharkhand’s Gumla.
“The man was arrested as soon as the complaint was received. We’re being told that he’s a Pastor. We’re investigating this thoroughly”, Gumla SP Anshuman Kumar said. Some reports mention the girl’s age as 5 years.
Jharkhand: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in Gumla’s
Kurumgarh police station limits yesterday. SP Gumla Anshuman Kumar says, “The man was arrested as soon as the complaint was received. We’re being told that he’s a Pastor. We’re investigating this thoroughly” pic.twitter.com/X8KrmFdmiL
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The accused, Charku Uraon, is a father of five children himself, reports claim. On Thursday, the little girl was playing alone near the alleged pastor’s home. The accused managed to cajole her into entering his home where he raped her and warned her not to tell anyone of the matter. The girl went home crying and told her grandmother who, in turn, told the girl’s parents. The girl is currently admitted to a hospital.
The villagers thrashed the accused before turning him over to the Police. The victim’s father and villagers claim that the accused used to perform religious conversions as well.
The Police have registered a case under the POSCO Act. They have assured that they will try to ensure the strictest punishment for the accused.