4 in 8 days: Another minor gang-raped in ‘rape capital’ Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: In a shocking continuation of crimes against women in Madhya Pradesh, report of a 15-year-old girl being allegedly raped by three friends of her elder brother in Jabalpur, emerged on Tuesday.

This is the fourth rape incident, and second of a gang rape, that has been reported in the state during past eight days. Madhya Pradesh, carries the tag of being the ‘rape capital’, recording the highest number of rapes in the country for past several years.

Incidents were reported from Mandsaur, Dhar and Satna during past eight days, sending shockwaves and sparking outrage in the state.

In the latest incident, the crime with the 15-year-old girl was perpetrated on June 28, but the survivor who was threatened by the accused not to reveal the incident to anyone, told her family members about the ordeal only on Monday evening.

The family approached the police and a case was registered against the three accused. Two of the accused are minors (17-year-olds) and were detained while the third, an 18-year-old was arrested, police said.

Police said the survivor was alone at her home in Bada Patthar locality of Jabalpur on June 28 when the three accused visited her.

Since they were her elder brother’s friends, the survivor did not suspect anything and allowed them inside the house, police said, and added after entering the house, the trio bolted the door from inside and allegedly raped the girl.

Satna survivor sent to AIIMS, Delhi

  • The four-year-old girl, who was raped by a 27-year-old man in Parasmania village of Satna district in the wee hours of Monday, was on Tuesday flown to Delhi, where she will be treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), a senior police officer said.
  • Though officials claimed the girl was in stable condition and was flown to Delhi for better treatment, sources said she was airlifted as she was in a very critical condition.


  • In view of the repeated incidents of rapes against minors, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan convened a meeting with DGP Rishi Kumar Shukla and senior officials of home department on Wednesday.
  • He asked them to present the charge sheets in courts at earliest with solid evidences.
  • Later, Chouhan told reporters, ‘Rapists are demons who have no place on earth and should get death penalty’.

Charges framed in Gwalior rape-murder

  •  A local court in Gwalior on Tuesday framed charges against the accused in the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Amkhoh area of the city on June 21.
  • Charges under sections of murder, rape and abduction were framed against the accused Jitendra Kushwah before additional sessions judge Archana Singh. The court would decide on holding a daily trial on Wednesday.

Mandsaur survivor shifted out of the ICU

  • The minor Mandsaur gangrape survivor, was shifted out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Indore’s MY Hospital on Tuesday, as her health condition has improved.
  • However, in view of the mental trauma, she has undergone, the doctors are not in favour of the police recording her statement in haste.
  • ‘We have shifted her from the ICU to a private ward. She is eating semi-solid food,’ MY Hospital’s superintendent VS Pal said.