Madhya Pradesh: 13-year-old raped twice by 9 in five days
Bhopal/IBNS: A 13-year-old girl was kidnapped and gang-raped by nine men in Madhya Pradesh's Umaria district twice within five days, reports said.
Seven people have been arrested so far in the case.
The incident comes at a time when the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government is running the 'Samman' campaign, which is a fortnight-long public awareness drive about crime against women across the state.
According to the police, the 13-year-old girl was first kidnapped by a young man known to her on Jan 4.
She was then raped by him along with six of his friends for two days.
Before letting her go on Jan 5, the accused threatened to kill her if she told anybody so she did not file a complaint.
After six days, she was again kidnapped on Jan 11 by one of the seven men who raped her before.
She was then held captive in jungles as well as a roadside eatery, where three of them again raped her, the police said.
After being let go by the three accused, she was kidnapped again and allegedly raped by two truck drivers, before she managed to flee and return to her house on Friday early morning, they added.
The incident was reported to the police on Friday after which searches were conducted by multiple teams.