The horrific crimes against women just refuse to cease. On Tuesday, a tribal woman was allegedly gang-raped by 10 men, including her husband, in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhilai Borkhedi village. She was also allegedly made to drink urine and paraded semi-naked in the village.
A few months ago, the woman and her husband had a dispute over a piece of land, following which he allegedly attacked her with an axe. The woman registered a complaint with the police and then moved into her parents’ house in another village along with her 10-year-old son.
On Tuesday night, the woman’s husband allegedly asked her to meet him in their village to reach a “compromise” in the axe attack case.
When the woman and her son reached their husband’s village, they were allegedly tied up and locked in a store room by the husband and nine other men.
The woman was then allegedly thrashed and gang-raped.
She has also alleged that when she pleaded for some water, the accused urinated on her and made her drink it. They then paraded the woman in the village in a semi-nude state.
The woman was rescued by her relatives on Thursday after they found out that she was locked in the store room. She has been admitted to a hospital and her condition is now said to be stable.
All the 10 accused have been arrested and booked for gang-rape and assault. “According to the woman she was gang-raped and kept captive in her husband’s house for three days… We are investigating the case,” said the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Bhilai Borkhedi village.
The husband has denied the gang-rape charges. “I only slapped her and beat her with sticks,” he said.
The case is the latest in a string of horrific sexual crimes against women that have been reported this month.