In a shocking incident, a 13-year-old girl was raped by her 28-year-old uncle following which the minor victim got pregnant. After acknowledging the matter, Mahapanchayat was organised in Chaibasa village of Jharkhand in which the accused was levied Rs 5 lakh fine. However, what came as a shock to everybody was that the Mahapanchayat on Tuesday evening, ordered to burn alive the accused rapist as well as the victim.
According to the villagers, accused Robin aka Mansingh Kunkal used to work at his elder brother’s place. Robin stayed in the victim’s home for nearly two years. In the meantime, Robin used to threaten and rape the 13-year-old niece who was studying in the sixth grade. A few weeks ago, when the case was exposed, a Panchayat was called in the village where accused Robin Kunkle did not appear before the Panchayat. Then on Tuesday, he came to the Mahapanchayat and confessed the crime.
According to the media reports, members of the tribal society, Yuva Mahasabha and Sena Masakhal Mahila Samiti were present during the meeting where the District General Secretary of the Mahasabha, Gabbar Singh read out the verdict. According to the Panchas in the Mahapanchayat, both the minor girl as well the culprit uncle brought shame to the village. They claimed that no person is more than a society and hence the two must be punished.
After the incident came to light, there was a stir in the administration. Superintendent of Police, Kranti Kumar instructed the sub-divisional police officer Amar Kumar Pandey to investigate the matter. He said that this is a very serious matter, and assured that a quick and strict action will be taken in the matter.
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