Chandigarh: 9th Minor’s Rape Case of 2019 Already. Are Girls Safe?

What’s Shocking

A news report claims that there have been at least 3 cases of sexual assault on minors in June alone. In another rare incident, this is the 9th child rape case in just a period of seven months in 2019. From the past decade, there has been massive development all around. But the situation of safety of young girls is getting worse.

A 19-year-old youth identified as Gurpreet Singh was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping a minor girl. The accused is a resident of Sector 45. In her complaint, the victim, 17 years, has alleged that Gurpreet is known to her as the two studied together in school. He will be produced before the local court on Friday.

Recent Minor Rape Cases

June 25 Police arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl on the supposed grounds of marrying her
June 12 Police arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly raping a Class VI student. She was found 13 weeks pregnant. The accused was her relative.
June 4 Police arrested five persons for allegedly raping a 16-year-old in hotels and houses in different parts of Chandigarh a month back. The girl is pregnant.
May 19 A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbor on the pretext of marriage
May 10 Police arrested a 65-year-old man for allegedly raping a 6-year-old girl in a parked auto-rickshaw near her house
April 10 A 24-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl at Dhanas. Police said the accused entered the house in a drunken condition and sexually assaulted the girl
April 27 A neighbor was arrested for allegedly raping a 9-year-old girl. Police said the girl was alone when accused barged into her house
February 9 Police arrested a person for allegedly raping a differently-abled 6-year-old girl in the forest area in Sector 52

As per reports, the incident took place at the victim’s house a few days ago. The accused threatened to kill her if she told anyone about it. Initially, she did not mention about the torture she had gone through. Later on, when the accused tried raping her again, the crime was brought to light. She told her parents. The matter was reported to the local police.

A medical examination confirmed rape of the minor.

A case was registered under Section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under the protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

News Source: Times of India

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