Published On : Thu, May 21st, 2015

Shocking: Staff of rehabilitation hostel gangrape mentally challenged girl

Nagpur: A 17-year-old mentally challenged girl was allegedly raped by two persons in the hostel of a government-run school here following which she became pregnant, police said on Thursday.

The accused, identified as Kisan Bawne, the security guard, and Bharat Kambli, the cook at the residential school meant for disabled children in south-west part of the city, allegedly raped the victim about five months back in its hostel, following which she became pregnant, they said.

The accused also took her objectionable photographs and threatened to make them public if she revealed the offence to anybody, police said in a release here.

The victim’s father lodged a complaint with Rana Pratap Nagar police station last night after the matter came to light.

When contacted, officiating district social welfare officer B A Wani, who visited the school this morning, said a total of 47 inmates, including girls, were staying at the school’s hostel.

Offences have been registered under relevant sections of IPC and also Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in connection with the case, police said.

No arrests have been made so far, they said, adding, that further investigation was on in the case.