Rapists made to parade on the city streets. will this bring a change?
BHOPAL: Bhopal police on Sunday arrested four men for allegedly raping a 20-year-old college student.
The victim lodged a complaint on Sunday morning & soon after the accused were caught & were made to parade through the busy streets by the police.
The incident took place on Saturday evening, the woman lodged a complaint with the Maharana Pratap (MP) Nagar Police Station this morning, and all four accused were arrested within an hour.
The accused were paraded through busy streets, and some women among the onlookers were seen thrashing them.
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The police in Madhya Pradesh have taken to parading habitual eve-teasers or those accused of sexual offences through streets, as a measure of deterrence after the government came under fire for increase in crime against women.
According to her complaint the girl was called by Shailendra (his senior), after she met him, they had a fight over some issue. Shailendra snatched her cell phone and took her to his friend Sonu Dangi’s room near Apsara cinema, she told police.
Sonu Dangi (21), Dhiraj Rajput (26) and Chiman Rajput (25) were already present in the room, according to the complaint.
Shailendra and Dhiraj threatened to kill her and her family, and raped her, while Sonu and Chiman helped the duo, she told police.
Afterwards they let her go, but warned not to disclose the incident to anyone, she said.
All were booked for gang-rape as they were supposed to have acted with a common intention, additional superintendent of police.
The accused confessed to the crime, DIG Choudhary said, adding that further probe is on.