On Children’s Day 2021, a gut-wrenching story of 1 minor girl being raped by 400 men over a period of 6 months emerged. The survivor is a 16-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped by as many as 400 men, including policeman to whom she went to lodge a complaint. The survivor again took to the police and lodged a complaint. A case under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act and under multiple sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been lodged. So far 3 persons involved in the hair-raising incident have been arrested. The minor survivor is also pregnant since the last two months.

The news comes after another disturbing news broke in September this year where a 15-year-old minor was raped by as many as 33 men. Later, it was announced that all the persons accused were arrested.

Background

According to National Crimes Record Bureau, in the last year, Maharashtra ranked 4th among all states in the number of rape cases in India. While Rajasthan topped the charts with 5,310 rape cases, Maharashtra stood at 2,061.

A more staggering statistic comes in the form of the recent surge in serial gang rapes in Maharashtra. In September 2021 alone, Maharashtra reported as many as 9 gang rape cases. This included the shocking case of 15-year-old girl from Dombivli who was raped by as many as 33 men at multiple locations across the state.

Earlier in the same month, a 14-year-old girl was gang-raped by 13 men, including the employees in railway department in Pune.

And recently, a report that’s nothing but shocking has emerged from Maharashtra’s Beed district.


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The Facts of the Matter

In an incident in line with a series of hair-raising sexual assault cases, a minor girl’s life was pushed back several years by men carrying sexual repression and assaults in themselves. The 16-year-old girl was raped by 400 men over the period of the last 6 months in Maharashtra’s Beed district. The minor received no respite from the police as well as she was sexually exploited when she tried raising a complaint.

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Reportedly, the minor girl was married off by her father. The girl’s mother had passed away two years before her marriage, according to a Lokmat report. The girl soon had to come back to her home as she was repeatedly harassed by her father-in-law.


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Abuse Begins in Ambejogai, Hundreds of Men Rape Minor

She was then sent to Ambejogai, a city located in Beed, Maharashtra for employment purposes. And this is when things went from bad to downright disastrous for the young girl. In Ambejogai, she was sexually abused by 2 men who had exploited her on the pretext of giving her job. From those two men, she was passed on to hundreds of other men in the next 6 months.


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Police Officer Also Involved in Rape, Case Booked

According to the complaint raised, she was raped by 400 men, including a police officer. The series of abuse also led her to become pregnant. As per a Times Now report, the Child Welfare Committee is in the process to abort the fetus.

Meanwhile, after the girl received abuse beyond measure, a case has been filed under multiple sections of the POCSO and IPC Acts. So far 4 persons have been taken under arrest and the police is investigating the matter to catch the culprits.