A lady in her thirties and her 15-year-old daughter had been kidnapped and raped by six individuals in a village in Burhanpur district on the Madhya Pradesh-Maharashtra border on Friday night time, police mentioned on Sunday.
The crime got here to gentle on Saturday, when the husband of the lady, a labourer, knowledgeable officers on the Shahpur police station after the victims returned dwelling, officers mentioned.
“The six accused barged into the dwelling of the victims round midnight on Friday. They held the labourer captive and stole about ₹2,500 in money and a cell phone. Once they began taking the labourer’s spouse and minor daughter, the labourer cried for assist and a neighbour got here to assist them however the miscreants tied them each with a rope and beat them up. The accused took the lady and her daughter to a close-by agricultural area at knife-point and raped them,” mentioned M Tarnekar, extra superintendent of police (ASP), Burhanpur.
Each the lady and her daughter had been taken to a hospital, officers mentioned.
Police officers suspect that the accused might need crossed the border. Two groups of police personnel have been despatched to the neighbouring districts of Jalgaon and Bhaswal in Maharashtra to trace the criminals, after Khargone vary deputy inspector common (DIG) of police, Tilak Singh, ordered a particular crew to establish and nab the accused.
“The household belongs to Chhattisgarh however they moved to Burhanpur, a 12 months in the past to work as labourers at a stone crushing plant within the village the place the crime was dedicated beneath Shahpur police station,” mentioned Tarnekar.
An FIR beneath sections 347 (wrongful confinement), 363 (kidnapping) and 376D (gang-rape) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and related sections of Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been filed in opposition to the unidentified accused.