Bhind, MP, Aug 25 : In another chilling indicator towards the blood-curdling fact that – in sexual assaults targeting minors – the perpetrators are often either relatives or otherwise known to the victims, a 55-year-old raped a girl in Raun Police Station limits, law-enforcement authorities said.
On Saturday, when the child was playing outside her home, Dhanlal Kushwah (55) gave her a Rs 10 note and told her to purchase a bundle of beedis for him. When she entered his dwelling for handing over the roll, he raped her and threatened the kid of dire consequences if she revealed the incident to anyone.
She went home weeping and disclosed the crime to her mother. Relatives took the eight-year-old to the police. The accused is absconding. (UNI)