Karnataka: Minor dalit girl gang-raped in Belagavi district | Hubballi News – Times of India

BELAGAVI: Just a couple of days after Mysuru horror, another shocking incident of rape of a minor Dalit girl by five men has been reported from Ghataprabha in Belagavi district.
The incident took place at 6pm on July 12, but came to light on Thursday. Ghataprabha police arrested four persons in this regard, while search is on for another man who is absconding.
According to the complaint, when the girl was walking home from a tailoring shop in the evening, about five men, who are neighbours of the victim, started teasing her and asked her to go near them.
When the girl refused and resisted, the men forcefully took her into a sugarcane field and raped her taking turns. They threatened to kill her if she revealed the incident to her family.
Following this the girl slipped into depression and was not eating properly. When the worried family members asked her the reason, she broke down and narrated the incident to them. However, there was a delay in filing the complaint because family members too feared the consequences, said sources.
Finally, a complaint was filed on Thursday at the local police station. Immediately police swung into action and arrested four men. They are looking out for the fifth accused, who is absconding.
Girl was in shock,
coulnselled at CWC
Child protection officer JT Lokesh said that family members of the survivor first approached district child welfare committee on Tuesday. The minor was in a state of shock when she arrived at the CWC and was counselled. On Thursday, CWC passed an order directing police to register a case. Police have booked cased the five accused.

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