Lucknow, May 17: While the entire nation was hooked to the political twists and turns that took place in Karnataka in the wake of Assembly elections, a 14 year-old girl was allegedly raped by three youth of her village under Kotwali Dehat police station area in Etah, Uttar Pradesh.
According to a complaint lodged by the victim's father, the girl had gone to relieve herself on Wednesday morning. When she did not return for long, a search was launched and she was found lying in an unconscious state in an agriculture field, the police said.
She was taken to the district hospital where she claimed that three persons dragged her away to a secluded spot and raped her. The victim also named the accused, the police said. An FIR has been lodged and hunt was on to nab the accused, the police added.
In the last few weeks, 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.