[AI] JAGATSINGHPUR Odisha: A partially-blind girl raped

avinash shahi shahi88avinash at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 23:29:33 PDT 2015

JAGATSINGHPUR: A partially blind minor girl was raped and assaulted by
two persons at Harishpur village under Nuagaon police limits on
Saturday. After the village heads failed to punish the accused, the
girl’s father lodged an FIR at Nuagaon police station on Sunday night.

The girl, belonging to Dalit community, was returning from agriculture
field on Saturday evening when Mithun Bhoi and Ganesh Bhoi of the same
village abducted her and took her to an isolated place. They gagged
the girl and then assaulted her as a result of which, she fell
unconscious. The accused then raped her and fled.

As the girl did not return home for a long time, her parents started
searching for her only to find her lying unconscious in the field.
After regaining consciousness, the girl informed her parents about the

When the parents took up the matter with the village heads, the latter
desisted from registering a police case as it would bring bad name to
the village. Later, they conducted a meeting where they imposed a fine
of Rs 50,000 on each accused. This, however, did not go down well with
the families of the accused who threatened the girl’s father of dire

Then, the girl’s father filed a police case against the two accused,
who are now absconding

Avinash Shahi
Doctoral student at Centre for Law and Governance JNU

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