Rape accused allegedly rapes survivor again upon being granted bail

Accused was booked under POCSO and the Indian Penal Code, and arrested again

Madhya Pradesh

In a shocking incident in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, a 26-year-old man accused of rape, who was out on bail raped the same survivor again.

The accused who is said to be a resident of Khatkari village was arrested last year on September 23, but was let out upon being granted bail last week. On August 26, the man reportedly abducted the girl as she was on her way for some household work. He took her to a deserted place where he allegedly threatened and raped her.

According to Additional Superintendent of Police Vivek Lal, the girl’s family filed a complaint and the accused was arrested the next day. He was booked under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

For an accused in a case to not only move around freely, but to sexually assault the same survivor again is not only shocking but deeply concerning.

Similar concerns were raised in December 2019, after a 23-year-old rape survivor was set ablaze in Unnao by the accused in the case. The incident took place at Sindupur village under the Bihar Police station area on December 5, when the survivor was on her way to Rai Bareilly for a hearing in the case. The victim has sustained 80% burns and was admitted to the Trauma Center of the King George Medical University, Lucknow. She was then airlifted to Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi where she succumbed to her injuries two days later.


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