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16-yr-old girl raped for leaving Maoist ranks: Police

Latehar (Jharkhand): A 16-year-old girl affiliated to a Maoist outfit was allegedly raped by other members for fleeing the camp in Latehar district of Jharkhand, police said.

“The girl ran away from a camp about five days ago.”

“She was caught by the ultras, beaten up and raped when she refused to return,” Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Dwivedi said.

The Maoists had asked their sympathisers to trace her alleging that she had fled with arms.

The SP said the girl was dumped at a lonely place from where villagers rescued her. She was admitted to a health centre.

The girl was arrested and shifted to the Sadar Hospital, Latehar, he said.

The girl had run away once earlier following physical and mental pressure on her and had been jailed after being arrested from the Manika area.

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