In Posh Indore Mall, 9-Year-Old Allegedly Raped Inside Gaming Zone
Indore: A nine-year-old girl, who was visiting an upscale mall in Indore, was dragged to a corner of its gaming zone and was allegedly raped by an employee. And all this happened when the world was celebrating Women’s Day.
On Thursday, the incident happened when the girl was playing at the gaming zone on Indore’s Treasure mall in busy MG Road area. While, she was playing inside, her mother was waiting outside. The horror came to light when the girl came out and narrated the whole incident to her mother. Soon, people got hold of the accused and thrashed him.
The accused, a 19-year-old, has been arrested by police. Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Indore, Harinarayanchari Mishra said that case of rape has bee filed against the accused, apart from being charged under sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
“We are reviewing the security arrangements in the malls and if needed, it will be strengthened further,” the police officer said.
The incident has also given an ammo to the opposition Congress in the state, which has attacked the government over law and order situation.
“The incident took place in a crowded place like a shopping mall. It indicates that under the BJP rule, women are not safe and criminals are not scared of law,” Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesperson Narendra Saluja said.
Madhya Pradesh’s Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said that the government is reviewing security arrangement in malls across the state and the culprit won’t be spared.
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Via:: Indian cities – NDTV