In a shocking incident that occurred in a city called Beed, in the central region of Maharashtra state in India, a minor married woman was raped by more than 400 people in six months after she was promised a job.
The victim is now two months pregnant following the incident and the Child Welfare Committee is in the process of aborting the baby.
A case has been registered against nine persons in Ambajogai rural police on the complaint of the victim and four accused have been arrested by the police.
The victim’s mother died two years ago and her father arranged a marriage for her.
The victim then went to stay at her in-laws’ place for one-and-a-half years after she got married.
However, due to repeated harassment by her father-in-law, the girl returned to her family.
A few days after returning to her mother’s place, the girl reached Ambejogai town in search of a job where she met two people from the academy.
The men allegedly raped her, by promising to give her a job. For the next six months, she was repeatedly raped by more than 400 different people.
Following the abuse, the victim said is now 20 weeks pregnant in her reply to the Child Welfare Committee.
She said she had lodged a rape complaint at Ambejogai city police but the police did not take any action.
Instead, the victim said in her reply that the police on duty at that time took her to the lodge and raped her.
The incident of rape by the police itself has created a stir. Beed District Superintendent of Police R Raja has ordered an inquiry into the matter.