An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra district Monday morning, four days after two other minors were gang-raped in the same district and in Sambhal, respectively.
As per the police, villagers came across an eight-year-old child who was unconscious at an empty place in the locality and subsequently notified them. The child was hospitalized and is still in an unconscious state.
According to the family, the girl had gone to a nearby shop, but they began searching for her when she didn’t return for almost two hours. They were informed about the situation by their neighbors. In response, the residents expressed anger by attempting to obstruct the road and shouting anti-police slogans. However, senior officers intervened and guaranteed the public that the perpetrator would be apprehended shortly.
“We have yet to register an FIR as we are waiting for the minor to gain consciousness. We will identify the culprit soon based on the available CCTV footage and her statement,” Indian Express quotes the in-charge of the area police station as saying.
In the past four days, the state has experienced three similar incidents.
One of which occurred on March 9, where a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two men in a jungle near a village in Agra. The accused reportedly beat and dragged the victim, resulting in shoulder injuries. The police in charge of the area have confirmed the arrest of both suspects, aged 28 and 30.
On the same day, two Class 6 students reportedly raped a five-year-old girl while playing in a village in Sambhal district. The accused reportedly threatened the victim and those playing with them to keep quiet about the incident, warning the victim that she would be killed if she reported the attack.