Tribal Law student gangraped by 12 in poll-bound Jharkhand

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Ranchi: The rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad has already shock the nation, now a news of a 25-year-old tribal Law student gang-raped by 12 people in poll-bound Jharkhand has reported, that too in state capital, Ranchi.

A friend of the victim was also taken hostage by the rapists. Kanke police, under which area the incident took, has arrested all the twelve accused. But during elections, when police remain proactive and such incident taking place at state capital, make a big question mark on the law and order of the state.

On Tuesday evening, a student of National Law University was returning to her university with a male friend, a student of BIT, Meshra. The duo stopped at a bus stand near Sangrampur area and were talking to each other when a car and a pulsar bike stopped in front of the duo. There were nine people, who insisted the duo to drop them to the university. They forcefully made them sit in the car, when the boy opposed to it, one among them took out a county-made revolver and placed it on his head.

Following which, they took  the girl to a brick kiln making site and invited three more men and took turns to rape her. After the gang-rape, they dropped her at the Sangrampur bridge around 10pm.

The police was able to trace the accused due to the help of the victim’s friend. When boy was being overpowered by accused, and threatened, he somehow took note of the phone number of one of the accused. It was this number that  helped the police to trace the accused.

Rural Superintendent of Police Rishav Kumar informed that the all accused are residents of Sangrampur itself. The police  recovered a pistol, a local made revolver and two magazines from them.

The name of accused are —Sunil Munda, Kuldeep Urao, Sunil Urao, Sandeep Tirkey, Ajay Munda, Rajan Urao, Navin Urao, Aman Urao, Basant Kachyap, Ravi Urao, Rohit Urao and Rishi Urao. The age group of accused are between 18 to 30.

Police said that medical examination of girl has been conducted. No injury has been noted on the body of the victim. They also claimed that they will recommend the case to a fast track court for a speedy punishment.

However, there the police, has been accused of not having revealed the incident till media got to know about it on Thursday.

Significantly, the news came to fore on the eve of first phase of voting in Jharkhand.

Congress has put the Raghubar Das government in dock for the deteriorating law and order in the state. Congress leaders Subodh Kant Sahay held a press conference and claimed that more than 5000 rape cases took place during Raghubar Das government.

“Jharkhand has a tribal culture which makes our state a female oriented society. But because of misrule women here are getting attacked in the name of witchcraft. And everyday 6 rapes are taking place, but the deaf and dumb Raghubar government is indifferent. There is no sensitivity left in this government. While Sonia Gandhi had brought a new law after Nirbhaya rape case,” the former minister argued.

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