Bhopal, April 11: A six-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by her maternal grandfather and another person in front of her three-year-old brother in the Kolar area of Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal, police said.
The two accused, who were arrested on Friday for raping the minor girl, also gave the victim Rs 20 and threatened her against revealing the incident to anyone.
The incident came to light on Thursday when the girl’s mother noticed changes in her behaviour and managed to get her to talk about the incident.
“On Thursday evening, the survivor told her mother about the pain she was going through for the past several days. The mother coaxed the child to tell her everything after she realised that she was trying to hide something by washing her clothes,” the police said.
“The survivor told her mother that around eight days back, her uncle took her and her younger brother to a room saying they would be given ‘samosas’. Her maternal grandfather was already inside the room where they took turns to rape her,” Kolar police said.
“Realising that the victim was bleeding, they [both the accused] let her off after giving her a samosa and Rs 20. They also asked her not to reveal anything to anyone. The victim was too scared to reveal anything to her parents and therefore kept quiet,” Kolar police said.
Following this, the victim’s grandfather and a person named Sanjay were arrested on Friday.
Both the accused are labourers and are addicted to alcohol. While the grandfather is around 50 years old, the uncle is aged around 38.
The victim’s parents are also labourers and were out for work when the incident happened.
The victim’s father and mother approached the police on Thursday evening following which a case of gang rape the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.