Patna: A teenage girl was gang-raped at a hospital in Bihar, sending shock waves in the area.
The incident took place at a private nursing home at Sonepur in Saran district on late Saturday night, where the victim’s mother was posted as a nurse.
Reports said the victim along with her elder sister had gone to meet their mother in the hospital but as she was away on official duty, they stayed in one of the hospital’s rooms. During the night, some four youths barged into their room and then gang-raped the girl after tying the victim’s elder sister to a chair. The victim is a class IX student.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered against some unidentified persons. The police are investigation while the victim has been admitted to a local hospital for treatment.
“We are conducting raids to arrest the culprits who are absconding,” the local police inspector Chandra Bhushan Kumar said.
Police said the culprits also stabbed the victim when she protested.
The incident is reminiscent of a December 2012 incident in which a mentally ill woman was raped by a hospital staff at a government hospital in East Champaran district of Bihar.
The victim was raped on the premises of the Sadar hospital during the late hours when the hospital campus was largely deserted.
Incidents of rape have registered an alarming rise in Bihar in the past few years.
According to an official report, a total of 478 cases of rape were reported in the first five months of Bihar. That means an average 95 cases of rape were taking place every month in the state.
Last year, a total of 1,128 incidents of rape were reported, followed by 927 in 2012, 934 in 2011 and 795 in 2010.
The state recorded 929 cases in 2009, 1,041 in 2008 and 1,122 in 2007.
Previously, it had seen 1,083 in 2006 and 973 in 2005 — the year the Janata Dal (United) government came to power in Bihar after 15 years of the Rashtriya Janata Dal government headed by Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi.
Courtesy: Gulf News