More gory details have emerged out of Jharkhand related to the gang-raping of five women activists who had travelled to the state to raise awareness on migration and human trafficking.
According to police, the women were part of the 11-member team, which visited Chochang village in Jharkhand, around 100 kms from Ranchi. Supported by Christian missionaries, they were busy performing a street play when a group of armed men arrived on motorbikes and forcibly took the women members of the group to the nearby forest.
The rapists were identified and police were quick to detain eight people in this connection. Quoting SP Ashwini Kumar Sinha, PTI reported that an FIR had been filed and three teams have been formed to investigate the matter and arrest the culprits. Medical examination has confirmed rape.
According to new details, one of the rapists inserted a branch of a tree into a woman, while another thrust his pistol and a third, pushed in chewing tobacco, reported NDTV. As expected, the victims screamed in pain, but to no avail. This had no effect on their tormentors, said one victim, who spoke to Hindi paper Bhaskar.
The rapists continued with their utter barbarism for nearly four hours while repeatedly sexually assaulting the women. They even forced the women to drink their urine while filming their brutal act all along.
Senior police officer RK Mallick was quoted as saying, “This was not a crime of passion. It was a conspiracy to teach them a lesson.”
The National Commission for Women has formed a three-member inquiry team who would go to Khunti district in Jharkhand to look into the case. It has also directed Jharkhand Director General of Police DK Pandey to apprise the NCW of the action taken in the case, reported PTI.
Six people have been arrested in connection with the crime as the cops said that the accused had confessed to their crime. Police have also arrested the local Christian priest, Father Alfonso Alien, who allegedly asked the victims to not report the matter and move on. He’s in police custody for multiple crimes including on the charges of suppressing a crime.