RANCHI: Four minor girls aged between 12-15 years were hospitalized after being gang-raped by a group of 25 men outside their residential school in Pakur district, reported The Times of India on Tuesday.
The girls belonged to the Pahariya tribe in the area and are said to be in a critical condition at the hospital.
According to police officials, around 25 boys, said to be in a drunken state were armed with knives as they barged into the school premises and took the guards hostage. The boys took the girls to a nearby location where they raped them for nearly two hours before fleeing from the scene.
The miscreants also snatched the mobile phones of the school staff to delay alerting police authorities. The school staff was able to alert the police later in the night.
Officer-in-charge of the Littipara police station Teslal Ram said: "The girls belong to the Pahariya tribe and they were staying at the hostel to learn tailoring. Some of the boys who participated in the crime were also staying at the same place."
Police officers from two different police stations have recorded statements of over ten people in connection with the incident. A team of forensic experts on Monday visited the place where the incident occurred.
Sources say the boys are suspected to be in their 20s. An FIR was lodged against 25 unknown persons.
Pakur police official Ramesh said that the police have identified all the accused. "Joint raids are being conducted to nab the criminals. We would soon arrest the culprits.”
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With economy tanking, Indians seem to be focusing their attention on rape these days.
Poor Girls. This is the ultimate outcome of 'lust' being created 24/7 via Internet, films, advertisement etc. (what you expect from boys watching the Porn freely day and night?) This incident has nothing to do with religion or region. Such terrible thing can happen anywhere any time. As of the culprits, I suggest to arrest them and they be stoned to death by the aggrieved girls. If any sympathy or leniency is shown, it will definitely cause more such incidents to happen.
Ban drinking. It will ease the menace.
@The Khan-Waterloo,Ontario: How do two wrongs make a right ?
execute them publically. they are the real terrorists of our society,
acc to an article on ET a woman is raped every 2 hours in pakistan.....its sad its not reported much.....rape is a henious crime instead of mocking one another can we show support and sympathy??? can we?? pakistanis ??
@PRO PAK: Even animals procreate only when the female is in oestrus.
This is SINISTER. Heart wrenching. Mind-ripping. Good grief. For two hours they raped the girls and the cops were not on the scene. Now you all know why liquor MUST be banned. May Allah Almighty give back the girls their health and honor and show the boys no mercy. Salams
I see no point in raising the issue of Pak rapes in comments by Indians on this article - it merely portrays belligerence and inability to acknowledge the truth, and these are traits that we usually mock in our neighbors while priding ourselves with the ability to examine issues critically; I would hate to see Indians commenting with glee on seeing a similar article on Pakistan. Bottom line - we have a serious problem with no solution in sight.
@Parvez: That applies both ways. It angers me to no end when Indians start commenting on our rape cases when they have ghastly stories like these.
The rape frequency has for sure increased in India. Don't know if it is because of the actual increase or more reporting. Regardless, there is no excuse and no need to defend it by giving examples from other countries.
However, it happens everywhere - "Australian court hears of Dutch woman tortured and raped 60 times" is a news from two days back. But, do we justify what is happening in India? Absolutely no.
The Indian government is too preoccupied in dealing with Modi's and Mamta's, and have no time left for the country. I am hoping the present government loses big time in the upcoming election.
@Asif Butt: Asif bhai,
Regarding problems between muslims and hindus, unfortunately we muslims seem to be having problems with everyone. Have you been reading any news for the past 14 years?
India and Pakistan are the two sides of the same coin. One is known for terrorism and another making headlines very other day for rapes. Only difference is that Pakistan is hardy taking any step to control terrorism, while India going after every case of rape with full force.
No massive surprises here.
The news report reads like most of the news coming out of Hindustan nowadays - it seems only the small handful of Brahmins who post on this site are the ones left in denial. I hadn't even read half of the article before I predicted the comments: hordes of Hindustanis, all congratulating each other on this great news because it shows how open and vibrant their 'democracy' is. What world do you people live in? Do you not see how backward you are?
Just another reason, amongst the millions of others, to thank Quaid-e-Azam for giving us Azadi.
@Zara: I am a Pakistani and I will not hesitate in saying I found Hardliners comment to be in bad taste. Also I believe that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
Disgusting but this is not news. This is norm for the Indian society.
No need to get delusional about Pakistanis being excited.
Just concentrate on the biggest delusion which you Indians cherish , after every decade there's a new deadline year for our extinction ...
If a Muslim believes and promotes an Islamic religious fact/law/principle which is not true and wrong , then he/she should ask for ALLAHs forgiveness .
So which one of you did it ?
And you forgot to mention......100 Muslim Males.. nothing less!!
while those criminals will be caught and punished one wonders what happened to that rapist who raped a dead girl after digging her grave out in pakistan and those women who were shot dead for dancing in rain.....karo kari stuff....sad state..... no need to get excited pak thank you
@ TightPatloon Islam does not require for 4 witness for rape. Don't confuse rape with adultery.
I would not presume to make an overall judgement upon the sexual aberrations of young Indian or Pakistan men, because I do not have the statistics to hand. However, all the young men that I have met from the Sub-Continent appear to be very well behaved, so I am at a loss to explain why these dis-quieting sexual deviations keep occurring in India. Perhaps the ones I meet are a better class of person? It should be remembered that 50 per cent of the Western population are female, and this in no small way brought the Taliban, and therefore Afghanistan, into disrepute because of the way they treated females. Therefore, these violent sexual incidents cannot be doing India,s tourism any favours either. However, on the brighter side these deplorable crimes are being well reported by media outlets such as ET, and hopefully young men with an over abundance of testosterone will get the message that self control is all important, both for the welfare of females and themselves.
Shameful! Looks like India is much worse than Pakistan when it comes to womens rights and treatment. Imagine on the other hand if this happened in a country with Sharia law how many witnesses would have been required (Ans 25 x 4 = 100 !)
India is no doubt better in what you say , and many other ways as well. There is no argument over there.
But why even after being so literate and 65 years since totally in-charge of their land , still there are problems between the Hindu & the Muslim ? ( not to mention the other minority sects)
And to me the most amazing part is how majority of Indians themselves believe that their government is utmost corrupt and mal-functional (despite being democratic and highly capable).
Universities having separate registration desks based on caste , education boards tampering annual results , husbands selling their wife , all sorts of un-thinkable crimes and then RAPES & RAPES & RAPES.
Regarding my comments , one only need to study the current political development in India regarding Modi , his history and their stance against Congress.
Is this the same India which Indians claim it to be ?
@Asif Butt: Asif bhai, in secular India, atleast the women have freedom to raise complaints. In Pakistan, they would have faced honour crimes
Looks like police is taking action in India whereas in Pakistan, it won't even be considered as news.Also Pakistan's reputation is already damaged due the grooming crimes by Pakistanis in UK.
"Rape-politik: Herein lie the answers"
Could anybody tell me if the above mentioned article is written about rapes in Pakistan or India?.
I knew the moment I wrote my comment that its BULLS EYE !
As expected , you could not comment on what I wrote.
But now that I have spiced it up for you , shoot ..
"GOI is leaderless..."
What has this got to do with GOI?
Are you forgetting what happened to Mukhtaran Mai? For your information, her rapists were acquitted by the Supreme Court.
@Pervez....Instead of asking not to write such comments, will u plz ask ur govt to protect women there in India!!!!
GOI is leaderless, careless, clueless and insensitive untill the SCI steps in i don't see anything happening on this grave issue. Judicial activism is the way to go, SCI should take some inspiration from CJ choudhary and take to task these animals and the corroupt, insensitive gov.
"And I think the root cause may lie in the fact that though India declared itself secular since Independence , it is working to this day to discover the true spirit of secularism."
Could you please look up at least 2 dictionaries and tell us the meaning of the word 'secularism'?
While you are at it, also look up the meaning of the word 'democracy'.
Many Pakistanis (who have been taught in Madressahs) do not know the meaning of these words. Or they purposefully misuse it.
Probably because in friday sermons, while teaching hatred, Maulvis use these two words quite often.
What is the world coming to?
This has been a historic issue for women.
Although it invites tons of debate , but still specially in our region women rights have always been violated.
But regarding this particular news I must say that this is a very huge failure for India.
And I think the root cause may lie in the fact that though India declared itself secular since Independence , it is working to this day to discover the true spirit of secularism. There are gaps which havent been declared cracks as of yet ...
Tsk tsk tsk...India has got to issue this filthy problem...or soon enough it will be known has the world's largest rapist nation....The tourism has already dropped 40% I heard...this will surely be a nail in the coffin
News like this is simply sad and Hardliners comment was in bad taste.
News like this is simply sad and the comment by Hardliner was not worthy of bein printed.
I hope justice is served. They should get capital punishment.
Animals not Humans..
Don't know about the world's largest democracy..... but its definitely the world's largest rapists nation..........