Nagpur: In an outrageous incident, a 12-year old girl was raped by a criminal at a deserted area of TB Ward here on Wednesday night. The heinous crime has sent tremors across the nearby localities and the enraged residents have demanded immediate arrest of the offender. Cops have registered a case and mounted a massive hunt to apprehend the culprit.
According to Imambada police, the 12-year old girl was raped at a dilapidated and deserted quarter in the premises of TB Ward. The girl is resident of the same area, it is learnt. After the incident, the victimized girl reached her house and disclosed the rape to her parents. Shocked by the revelation, the parents straightaway reached Imambada Police Station and registered a case in this connection.
A social activist and other residents of the area also dashed to the police station and demanded immediate arrest of the offenders. The citizens claimed that such incidents are routine at the deserted quarters of the TB Ward but neither the police nor GMCH authorities take any measures to curb the crime. “The dilapidated quarters should have been demolished and the area cleared of the mess by the GMCH but nothing is being done and thus resulting in such heinous crimes taking place regularly,” the residents said with anger writ large on their faces.
Imambada police have registered a case and mounted a hunt to nab the offenders.
TB Ward area, a hotspot of crimes:
Many residential quarters in the TB Ward area have turned ‘ruins’ because of dilapidated condition but are frequented by anti-social elements. Rapes, murders and other serious crimes are reported in regular gaps. As the dark descends, the ruffians gather in hordes and enjoy a glass or two of liquor. And once inside the belly, the heady stuff creates nuisance to the nearby residents in one way or the other. The rape of the 12-year old girl has highlighted the malady eloquently.