A 14-year-old minor girl, Pinky (name changed) hailing from Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh was allegedly gang-raped by her own classmates, Ahmed (name changed) and Usman (name changed). The victim and the two accused were classmates studying in St. Joseph’s Convent School in Madhya Pradesh.
The two accused had been blackmailing Pinky with her photographs and videos for the last one month and had many a time extracted money from her by threatening her of posting her private photo and videos on social media. The accused even used the picture and video to rape the victim a couple of times.
After being traumatised for over a month, the victim narrated her ordeal to her parents who in turn lodged a complaint with the Ratlam police on Wednesday. According to reports, the police have arrested the two accused and registered a case against them under the POSCO Act.
In what transpired, the accused, who had been blackmailing the victim with her pictures and videos for over a month, had on September 9, at around 3.30 pm called up the victim and said that they would be coming to her house. When the accused reached the victim’s house, Pinky was alone in her house. The two taking advantage of the situation raped Pinky in her house. The brutality left Pinky bleeding.
Ten days later, the accused again called her up and asked her to come to a hotel where they again gang-raped her. The repeated assaults started showing on the victim’s health. Fed up of the mental and physical trauma, Pinky then narrated her ordeal to her parents.
Meanwhile, the police along with the two accused have also arrested the hotel manager and another employee and have also seized the CCTV footage from the hotel where the purported crime took place. The hotel owner who is also a Congress leader, Nimish Vyas, has informed the police that the accused had hired the room shortly before the incident.
After the news gained traction students from the Kanya Mahavidyalay and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, took to the streets and staged protest in front of the Ratlam police station demanding justice for the minor girl. Meanwhile, SP Gaurav Tiwari reached the station and assured the protesting student’s that the case would be investigated and the guilty would be punished.