Raped and bleeding, 12-year-old begs for help in Ujjain, turned away | India News

INDORE: Every door she approached in Ujjain slammed shut in the face of a child seeking help after being raped. Except the one before which she fell unconscious after walking 8km pleading for aid. The girl, only 12, semi-nude and bleeding from the attack, had gone door to door seeking help, only to be ignored, CCTV footage showed. She was found unconscious in front of an ashram in Badnagar area of Ujjain on Tuesday. The video was widely circulated on social media on Wednesday, jolting police and state machinery into action.
While the survivor has been referred to an Indore hospital, a suspect has been detained, claimed Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra. An SIT has been constituted to track the accused. Congress and Trinamool Congress have attacked the MP government over the incident, alleging that the law and order in the state has deteriorated.
Ujjain priest found girl soaked in blood, informed police
Ujjain SP Sachin Sharma said a priest found the girl soaked in blood and alerted police. “A case was registered under IPC Section 376 and relevant sections of the Pocso Act at Mahakal police station against unknown people after a medical examination confirmed rape,” he said. A team of five technical experts had sifted through the CCTV footage, running into more than 72 hours, to find the route the survivor took. They saw that the minor walked through different colonies for over two and a half hours. “The survivor could not give any details about her whereabouts, but her dialect suggests she hails from Prayagraj, UP,” Sharma said.
Ujjain police detained an autorickshaw driver after bloodstains were found on the vehicle’s back seat of his vehicle. He is being interrogated. Forensic tests are also being carried out to check whether the blood samples taken from the auto match the minor’s. Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College dean Sanjay Dixit said, “Surgery was performed and blood transfusion was done. She is out of danger now.” The incident prompted strong reactions from different quarters, with Congress women’s cell leaders demonstrating at Ujjain police control room seeking capital punishment for the accused and compensation of Rs 1 crore for the victim. State Mahila Congress president Vibha Patel accused BJP of failing to safeguard women and girls in the state. BJP refuted the allegations and said strict action will be taken against the accused.


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