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Watch: Four gang rape accused thrashed by public while being paraded on the streets of Bhopal
On Sunday evening, in order to publicly shame the rapists, the Bhopal Police paraded four men accused of gang raping a 21-year-old woman, on the busy streets of the city.

The 21-year-old victim studying at a coaching institute in MP Nagar area of Bhopal had been abducted on Saturday in broad daylight and taken to a room where she was gang raped by the accused and his friend.

The prime accused has been identified as Shailendra Singh, 21, an MBA student and former class mate of the victim.

Rape accused

This move by the police of parading the accused on the streets of Bhopal comes after last week's ultimatum issued by Chief Minister Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan to cops asking them to either put a check on crime against women or perish.

Bhopal in recent times has seen a spurt in crimes against women. Barely five months ago, a coaching student was gang raped by four slum dwellers near railway tracks in Bhopal.

The police has arrested the four accused and charged them with abduction and rape. They were paraded on Sunday evening from MP Nagar police station to Board Office Square-Jyoti Talkies and back. On the way, the four accused were humiliated and beaten by the public and cops. They were made to cower on the streets and swear that they would never commit such a crime in the future.

Gang Rape Accused

In her complaint to the police, the victim who is a resident of Misrod area, has said that she came out of the coaching centre after her class ended at 11.30 am. The accused Shailendra was already waiting for her and asked her to sit on his bike, but when she refused, he snatched her mobile phone. The accused later forcibly took the victim to a friend's room near Apsara Talkies.

Rape accused

Shailendra's three friends, 26-year-old Dhiraj Rajput, 21-year-old Sonu Dangi and 25-year-old Chiman Rajput were already waiting at the room. As soon as the victim entered the room Shailendra slapped her a few times and also banged her head against the wall. Shailedra and Dhiraj then removed her clothes and took turns to rape her. While Chiman stayed in the room and watched, Sonu stood guard outside the room.

After raping her, the accused threatened to kill the victim and her family if she told about the incident to anyone. She was later allowed to go home at around 1.30 pm. Although the shocked victim initially kept quiet, but later broke down and narrated the whole incident to her family. Her parents approached the MP Nagar police station on Sunday and filed a complaint.

CSP Govindpura Virendra Mishra said that a case under Section 376, 376D, 365, 342, 506, 323 and 34 of the IPC had been registered against the accused in MP Nagar police station.

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