In yet another shocking incident of crime against women, a tribal woman was allegedly gang-raped by 10 persons, including her husband, paraded naked and forced to drink urine in front of her minor son following a land dispute.
After the woman lodged a complaint in which she alleged that the attack was carried out at the behest of her husband, all the accused were nabbed, police said on Sunday. The incident took place three days back at Bhiali Kheda village under Piplod police station and the victim reported the matter on June 13 to police after her family members brought her to Khandwa district hospital, police said.
Acting on the complaint, police on Saturday arrested all 10 persons allegedly involved in the gang rape, including the victim's husband, relatives and other villagers, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Women’s Cell, Khandwa, Sunita Rawat said.
The woman in her police complaint alleged that she was gang-raped by 10 men, including her husband Kailash Rumalia and her relatives, the DSP said. She also mentioned that before committing gang rape, they allegedly manhandled her, paraded her naked and when she asked for water, they forced her to drink urine in front of her minor son, Rawat said quoting her complaint.
Meanwhile, the woman’s husband claimed before mediapersons that because of a land dispute, she was leveling baseless allegations against him and other villagers and also said that he doubted her character.
Police have registered a case under sections 376 (g) (gangrape), 354 (b) (act with intent to disrobe a woman), 294 (obscene acts and songs), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) against the accused under the Indian Penal Code and are further probing the incident.
The victim was undergoing treatment at the district hospital where women constables and Piplod police station in-charge were deployed for her security, Rawat added.