Five-year-old raped by two temple priests

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The Hush Post: In a horrifying incident, two priests allegedly raped a five-year-old old girl in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh.

According to police, the priests enticed the girl to come into the temple on the pretext of offering her sweets. Later, the accused abandoned the girl outside her home and also threatened her not to disclose the matter to anyone.

The accused 55-year-old Raju Pandit and 45-year-old Batoli Prajapati have been arrested by the police. The accused have been booked under Section 376 (rape) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO).

The girl was suffering from pain in her private parts. The mother took notice of it and asked the girl to reveal what had happened. After the girl disclosed the entire incident, she was rushed to a hospital. Subsequently, the police were also informed.

The police suspect that the priests may have committed such incidents in the past as well. Many parents have alleged that their daughters have complained of priests being ‘not good’ to them. “The people have alleged that the two priests might have harassed other minors too. Several girls have reportedly told their parents about the priests being suspicious characters.

As of now, the girl is admitted to the hospital and her situation is stable. Meanwhile, the police are investigating the matter.

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