Raipur, April 26: Continuing with India's never-ending rape cases, one more minor has been reportedly raped in Chhatarpur, Chhattisgarh on Wednesday. The police told ANI that the victim was a three-year-old girl child. A case has been registered and the accused too has been nabbed, informed the police.
"A 3-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in Chhatarpur. We have registered the case and the accused has been arrested. Further investigation underway: RR Parihar, SP, Chhatarpur. #Chhattisgarh" tweeted ANI.
In the last few days, cases of rapes of minor girls have been reported from almost every corner of the country with mind-boggling frequency. Angry citizens of the country protested on roads in various parts of the country over the horrific rape cases reported from Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao.
Both the cases caught the attention of the nation because of its barbarity and open support for the accused from a section of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). After its "studied silence" over crimes against women, especially minor girls, the Narendra Modi government approved the ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping girls under 12 recently.
The ordinance has got mixed reactions as many feel that laws hold no meaning if the authorities do not bring cases of rape to justice.
Recently, a six-month-old infant was raped and killed in Madhya Pradesh's Indore. A school-going girl in Assam was also raped and set on fire recently too. The girl has died.