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Bhopal: 19-year-old girl gangraped, four arrested

The 19-year-old daughter of a cop couple has been allegedly abducted and raped by four men near railway tracks in Habibganj area of Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh.

According to the information, the victim was the native of adjoining Vidisha district, is a B.Sc student who was preparing for civil services exam at a private coaching in MP Nagar area.

After attending coaching class she was returning to Habibganj railway station to catch a train to Vidisha, when two men caught hold of her and tried to snatch her jewellery at around 6.30 pm.

When she resisted the duo raped her taking turns. Two more friends of the accused joined them and raped the girl after tying her hands.

When the family members of the victim approached the police to file a complaint, three police stations refused to register her complaint even though both her parents are in police, reports the Times of India.

Only after the family put pressure, the case was registered.

GRP superintendent of police Anita Malviya, however, denied that there was any delay on their part in registering the case.

"Nobody met the GRP personnel immediately after the crime. Habibganj police station informed us about the crime at 7 pm on Wednesday and the case was registered within half-an-hour. We have arrested all the four accused," the SP said.

Bhopal DIG Santosh Singh suspended sub-inspector RN Tekam posted at MP Nagar police station for allegedly refusing to register the case.

Al the accused were arrested "They have been booked under sections 376 D (gang rape) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention)," the officer said, adding that further investigation is on.

This is the first case after MP CM proposed to bring in a legislation for awarding death penalty for those convicted of raping women.