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Shashtri Nagar child rape: Internet ban imposed in many areas as tension escalates

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July 2, 2019, 5:30 pm

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People protesting against rape with a seven year old girl in Shashtri Nagar

Jaipur: The city administration imposed a ban on internet services in the jurisdictional area of 13 police stations in Jaipur after tension erupted over the rape with a 7-year-old girl. The girl was found bleeding in Shashti Nagar area on Monday evening. The rumours of her death during treatment at JK Lon Hospital triggered widespread protests in Shashtri Nagar. As a precautionary measure, the administration imposed ban on the internet services in areas dominated by the community to which the girl belonged.

Some anti-social elements smashed windows of more than two dozen vehicles including police SUVs following the demonstration outside Kanwatia Hospital late on Monday. Some men were caught on CCTVs damaging cars parked outside homes and shops in Shashtri Nagar. In the morning, the owners of some vehicles damaged by the crowd reached the police station and demonstrated.

The tension escalated in the area on Tuesday after the rumours of the girl’s death spread on social media.

The girl was playing outside on Monday when a man came on a bike and introduced himself as a friend of her father. He took her to an isolated place near Amanishah and raped her. He dropped the girl two hours later, profusely bleeding. The girl was first taken to Kanwatia Hospital and then referred to JK Lon Hospital due to her critical condition.

Senior Congress politicians including MLA Ameen Khan reached Shashtri Nagar and appealed that the people should maintain law and order. He assured that the culprit would be put behind bars soon.

The police appealed through their official social media handles that the girl was alive and perfectly fine. They appealed that the people should maintain peace and harmony. Some people are spreading rumours of her death. The police would take action against rumours mongers, the cops warned.

First published: July 2, 2019