3 minor girls gangraped on way back home after watching play in Kalahandi
Bhawanipatna: Three minor girls were allegedly gangraped at a place under Lanjigarh police limits when they were returning to their homes in the wee hours of Thursday after watching a drama (play) that was being staged on the occasion of Maa Tarini Jatra in Kalahandi district.
According to an FIR lodged by the gangrape survivors’ parents, the girls had gone to a nearby locality to witness the Jatra (funfair) and were returning at around 4 am. On the way, they were intercepted by five miscreant youths. The accused lifted the girls and took them to a secluded place and gangraped the trio one after another. However, two of the minors could manage to flee and reach their homes.
The five youths threatened the victim girls with dire consequences if the latter reveal anything before anybody. The wrongdoers left the place soon after committing the crime, the FIR mentioned. After returning home, the minor girls narrated their plights before their respective parents.
Acting on the FIR, Lanjigarh police registered a case in this connection and launched a detailed probe. Meanwhile, medical examination on the gangrape survivors was conducted, an official said.