In a disturbing occurrence, a minor girl who was violently raped, causing her private parts to be damaged, roamed about residential colonies in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, for almost two hours on Monday, half-naked and blood-soaked, asking for aid in vain.
The child, who was about 12 years old at the time, was subsequently discovered in a dazed state in the evening and was taken to Indore for treatment due to the critical severity of her injuries. Her health is considered to be stable. Police have detained and questioned a suspect, but no formal arrests have been made in the case.
Sachin Sharma, the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Ujjain, informed The Week that a FIR was filed based on medical reports that proved injuries to her private parts. “The girl is unable to provide any information about her origins or her parents.” We have formed a special investigation team (SIT) and are undertaking the investigation using technical evidence. The girl appears to be from Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, based on the dialect she is speaking,” the SP stated.
There had been claims that the kid claimed her mother was also molested/raped, but Sharma informed The Week that the survivor had only stated that her mother had left and that her comment had been misconstrued.
The most alarming element of the tragedy is that the survivor was captured on CCTV cameras wandering around the Sanvrakhedi Simhastha bypass residential communities in a blood-soaked state for around two and a half hours, seemingly seeking aid. However, no one came forward to assist her or notify the authorities. In one of the videos, she is seen approaching a man standing outside a house’s gate but being turned away. Another capture shows her talking to an elderly man quite early on Monday morning. According to the old man, she only told him she was being followed and was hustled away.
According to CCTV footage, the girl travelled about Sanvrakhedi Road, Tirupati Dreams, Hatkeshwar Vihar colony, Chintaman Road, and travelled up to 8 kilometres in an injured state.
The girl was discovered semi-conscious near Dandi Ashram on Badnagar Road. A priest discovered her, covered her up, and informed the police. According to authorities, she was then taken to the district hospital for treatment before being referred to Indore. The SP stated that her status was currently stable.
Congress attacks govt, CM
Over the terrible occurrence, the Madhya Pradesh Congress has launched a scathing attack on the BJP government and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Madhya Pradesh in-charge Randeep Surjewala compared the event to the infamous ‘Nirbhaya case’ in Delhi, and party state head Kamal Nath urged harsh punishment for the culprits and Rs 1 million in compensation for the girl.
“It is heartbreaking to witness an extremely cruel rape of a young girl in Ujjain.” The kind of rape that happened to a 12-year-old daughter, as well as the way she wandered about the city in a semi-naked state before collapsing on the road, puts humanity to shame. “Such a heinous incident reflects poorly on the administration and society,” Nath said on the social networking platform X.
“I want to know from the Chief Minister whether you will just keep fighting elections and making false announcements,” he added. Despite having a Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh has been left without one. The criminals are unchecked, and the public is concerned.”
Surjewala tweeted, “Under the ineffective BJP government, near the police station, a 12-year-old girl becomes a victim of “Nirbhaya”-style brutality!” Despite the savagery, the blood-soaked girl wandered the streets in a semi-naked state for two and a half hours. But the Shivraj government’s police and the entire government attack slept! The girl has also reported something “wrong” with her mother, but the cops have no idea what it is! This heartbreaking occurrence will bring embarrassment to Madhya Pradesh and the entire country. In the matter of crimes against women, however, it is CM Shivraj (Singh Chouhan) and the BJP government that have rendered Madhya Pradesh the most dangerous state.
In response to the incident, BJP state president V.D. Sharma stated that it was extremely regrettable. “The criminals will face the death penalty.” They will not be spared under any circumstances. “Strict action will be taken, and criminals will not be able to flee,” he told reporters.