A TEENAGE girl was gang-raped for ONE HOUR in an abandoned house after being lured by the promise of a Covid coup in virus-ravaged India.
The distressing evidence comes to light as the country is battered by the second wave of Covid-19, with a new record of new daily infections set on Friday.
Two men, named Mantu and Rocky, reportedly raped a girl after promising her a vaccine in the city of Patna in the northeastern state of Bihar.
The two are said to have taken the girl to a deserted house and raped her one by one for an hour, before fleeing the place.
They later admitted that they persuaded the survivor to come with them to the Covid vaccine at one of Patna’s health facilities on Tuesday.
A medical examination of the victim after the accident, under the observation of the investigation team, confirmed the rape.
They were arrested one day after committing the crime and were housed behind bars in the Malsalami police station.
“They have been booked under 376D and the investigation is ongoing,” said a police officer involved in the examination.
“We would also like to see if they were involved before anyway or not.”
Registration for the second phase of the mega vaccination campaign began on April 28.
Citizens over the age of 18 will be vaccinated from May 1st.
Speaking of the ordeal, the victim said: “I prayed in front of them to free me, but they behaved like beasts and started touching my private parts before I could show any resistance.
“They slapped me repeatedly,” he said.
“They took me to a house and started grabbing me.
“Before I could try to escape from the place, they tied my legs and hands to cover my mouth with a handkerchief.”
The frightened girl managed to free herself before running home to tell her mother about the horrible accident.
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In turn, the mother informed the father who then approached the police.
Police officers are working to confirm the survivor’s age in an effort to add further charges against the perpetrators.
“If she happens to be under the age of 18, the Child Protection Act from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) will also take place in the criminal indictment sheet,” the investigating officer said.