Three cattle smugglers abducted a 10-year-old girl from her home and then brutally gang-raped her at an isolated spot, reports Hindi language daily Patrika.
This ghastly crime occurred in Avagarh area of Etha district, UP. According to police, the 3 accused – Arif, Israr, Kalua – are professional cattle smugglers who have dozens of cases lodged against them. They have been arrested and jailed several times before in cases related to cattle smuggling in Etah, Agra, Kasganj and other districts.
The accused, who were out to steal cattle from people’s homes, spotted the 10-year-old victim alone at home. They abducted and took the child to a tubewell in a nearby field and proceeded to rape her one by one, before fleeing from the spot.
They were later arrested by police and are being prosecuted under IPC 376 (gangrape) and POCSO Act.
Well-armed cattle smuggling gangs are a terror in several parts of North Bharat. This inter-state mafia, which has operated with impunity for decades due to overt/covert protection from ‘secular’ politicians and a negligent law enforcement machinery, routinely kills villagers & police and has now even started sexually assaulting women & children.
It is time that the country’s Home Minister turns his attention to tackling this serious issue, which has forced ordinary villagers to turn into vigilantes. Police modernization coupled with a crack-down on the beef mafia will go a long way in not just improving the law & order situation, but also eliminate the social friction this illegal trade generates.
It will also shut up shop of the vested interests in Lutyens’ Delhi who often portray these dangerous smugglers as ‘dairy farmers’ or ‘cattle transporters’ to peddle their propaganda that Hindus are killing Muslims for eating beef in Modi’s India.
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