Bhandara Rape case: Fight of a village to get justice

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Bhandara (Maharashtra), Feb 25: The village Murmadi, near Lakhni town in Bandara district in Maharashtra seems to have lost its calm. The villagers are staging protests to give justice to a single mother who has lost her three minor daughters recently.

It has been almost ten days now, but there is no headway in the rape and murder of three minor siblings in Bhandara. Police are still clueless, as who has committed such a heinous crime.

On Sunday, the village and surrounding areas in Maharashtra's Bhandara district observed shutdown to protest against kidnapping, gang-rape and killing of three minor sisters.

Protests against rape

Protesters demanded immediate arrest of the culprits, who were behind the heinous crime. Around 25 protesters also sustained burn injuries, during the protests, state media reports. The protesters held a "mashal morcha" (torch rally).

The three minor sisters, aged 11, 8, and 6 were said to be lured with food by the culprits. The three girls went missing on February 14 from their village Murmadi, near Lakhni town in Bandara district, 65 kilometres from Nagpur.

After remaining missing for two days, the bodies of the girls were found dumped in a well near the village. Preliminary post-mortem report has confirmed that the girls were raped before being murdered.

The mourning mother has blamed the police for the death of her daughters. "The first day when we filed the complaint, the police didn't act on it. Had they looked for the girls, my girls would have been found. This is nothing but negligence," she said.

The mother had approached the police when her daughters failed to reach home late in the evening. However, police did not initiate any probe. The mother told news channels that after lot of hardship she lodged a missing report in the police station.

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