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Dalit girl’s ‘gangrape’ sparks protest in Moga

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Tribune News Service

Moga, August 24

The gangrape of a 14-year-old Dalit girl by three youths has triggered a public outcry at Nihalsinghwala in Moga district. Activists of various trade unions, opposition outfits, students and women today protested and demanded the arrest of the accused.

The accused have been identified as Sehaldeep Singh, Billa Singh and Charan Singh.

The victim's mother, complained to the police that on August 19 she was going with her two minor daughters when Sehaldeep offered to drop them home on his motorcycle. The mother asked his daughters to sit on the motorcycle. Instead of leaving the girls at their home, he took them to an undisclosed location where his two friends Billa Singh and Charna Singh, accompanied him. The younger sister was allegedly gangraped by them while the elder one tried to save her sister. She was thrashed by the trio.

After reaching home, the duo narrated the incident to their parents.

The accused have been booked under Sections 363, 366A, 376, 120B of the IPC and Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. SAD leader Bhupinder Singh Sahoke alleged that crime against Dalits had increased in the past three years.

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