Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Bihar: Villagers protest as two minor Muslim girls sexually assaulted by men celebrating Holi

The Begusarai district in Bihar was tense following reports that two minor Muslim girls, aged 6 and 7, were allegedly raped by the son of a former Sarpanch while celebrating Holi with others.

The incident occurred while the minors were playing in a school near Panchdir Chowk in Sahebpur Kamal and were approached by the accused named Chhotu Mahato alias Raj Kumar and his friend, both of whom were reportedly drunk, according to The Siasat.com

After sexually assaulting the girls, they fled the scene, villagers alleged. The incident has caused anger among many Muslims, including the victims’ family members, who demanded that the accused be immediately arrested.

Begusarai police officials reached the scene and promised to conduct a fair and speedy investigation to calm the villagers.

The girls have been admitted to the Sadar Hospital for treatment and are said to be in stable condition, Begusarai Police said in a press release.

The accused has been arrested under the POCSO Act, and a search is ongoing for the second accused.

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