Naxals raped 10-yr-old girls, say police
Gujja was paraded before the media where he admitted that he regularly “took away 10-12-year-old girls and raped them”. The parents of the girls identified Gujja. The police claimed they had “unearthed a racket that supplied minor girls to top Maoists”.
Two weeks later, the parents and other villagers strongly deny that the girls were raped. They doubt, and even laugh at, the rape claims and accuse the police of kidnapping and molesting the two as well as a 22-year-old woman, Tati Sarita. When told that the police have medical reports confirming rape, the villagers respond: “The police themselves must have raped them.”
SP Prashant Agrawal says the girls are “under administrative care” in Bijapur — in a police barrack — and that the villagers are “lying” as they are scared of the Maoists. He denied that the police molested anyone and said the girls would be rehabilitated by the force. “We will send them to school. The Centre has sanctioned Rs 5 lakh each for their rehabilitation,” he said.
Gujja and the girls are residents of Farsapalli, 40 km from Bijapur. A police team found them there on November 1, Agrawal said. “Gujja was arrested two days later with a few other Naxals. Gujja has admitted to
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