Three Sisters raped, killed in Maharashtra


Nagpur: Despite protests and strong anti-rape laws, the crime against women still continues in India. Recently, the rape and murder of three sisters in Maharashtra came as a shocker after Delhi gangrape.

Three sisters aged 11, 9 and 6 were raped and killed brutally in their hometown in Bhandara district. Their bodies were found in a well four days after their murder. Police said that the victims were missing from their school since Feb 14.

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The minor girls had lost their father four years ago. Their mother works as a daily wage labourer in Bhandara, about 65 km from Nagpur. It indicated that the family was living under poverty line.

Following the protests by the villagers on the streets, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan assured that speedy investigation will be conducted into the heinous incident. Union Minister Praful Patel said that the accused will be tried in a fast track court and financial assistance will be given to the victims’ mother.

However, no culprits have been caught yet. Police have formed 12 special teams for the investigation into the crime. The incident came two months after Delhi brave heart died battling for life in Singapore. The para-medical student was brutally gangraped in a moving bus in Delhi.

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