Maoists rape girl for daring to leave ranks

A 16-year-old girl and a member of a Maoist outfit was allegedly raped by other members for fleeing the camp in Latehar district of Jharkhand, the police said on Saturday.

Last Updated: May 01, 2010, 15:58 PM IST

Latehar (Jharkhand): A 16-year-old girl
and a member of a Maoist outfit was allegedly raped by other
members for fleeing the camp in Latehar district of Jharkhand,
the police said on Saturday.

"The girl ran away from a camp about five days ago.
She was caught by the ultras, beaten up and raped when she
refused to return," Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Dwivedi
said.

The Maoists had appealed to sympathisers to trace her
alleging that she had fled with arms.

The SP said the girl was left at a lonely place from
where villagers rescued her and admitted to a health centre.

The girl was arrested and shifted to the Sadar
Hospital, Latehar, he said.

The girl had earlier also run away following physical
and mental pressure on her and had been jailed after being
arrested from the Manika police station area.

PTI