Bhilwara Gang Rape Case: In an unfortunate incident in the Kotdi area of Bhilwara district in Rajasthan, police have arrested five people in connection with the alleged gang rape of a minor girl and her subsequent murder by burning her in a coal furnace.
The police investigation, based on scientific evidence and other proofs, has revealed that two of the accused youths sexually assaulted the girl, attacked her, rendered her unconscious, and then burned her body in a coal furnace. Parts of her remains were discarded in a nearby pond.
According to SP Adarsh Sidhu, the incident took place on Wednesday when the victim had gone to graze goats in the fields.
Around midday, two of the accused, Kanha and Kalu, raped the girl, after which they assaulted her, rendering her unconscious.
Believing her to be dead, they put her in a coal furnace and set it on fire. When they checked later that night, they discovered that her entire body hadn't burnt.
Her head and chest remained. They put these parts in a bag and discarded them in a pond 100-200 meters away from the crime scene.
What is disturbing in this shocking incident is that the wives and relatives of the accused are also involved, who participated in concealing the evidence of the crime.
The Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) at Kotra police station has been suspended on grounds of suspected negligence. Officials revealed that he failed to respond promptly when the family of the missing girl approached the police station on Wednesday to report the incident.
The police are continuing efforts to nab the other accused as well. The police are planning to file a charge sheet in the Fast Track Court under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act, based on the findings of the forensic investigation and other scientific tests.
This case has sparked anger among Gurjar community members and BJP leaders. Protests have erupted outside the police station, demanding action against the alleged negligence of the Kotdi police.
Gurjar leaders Vijay Bansala and Prahlad Gunjal have announced their participation in the protests.