Deaf and dumb girl gang-raped, eyes damaged in Bihar’s Madhubani

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A15-year-old deaf and mute dumb girl has allegedly been gang-raped in Bihar's Madhubani district. The perpetrators damaged her eyes with a sharp object . Representational image.

In a gruesome incident, a 15-year-old deaf and dumb girl has allegedly been gang-raped, in Bihar’s Madhubani district. The perpetrators also damaged her eyes with a sharp object so that she couldn’t identify them, police said on Wednesday.

The assaulters have damaged both her eyes. But, it is yet to be ascertained whether she has completely lost her eyesight, doctors attending the girl said. The victim is in a critical condition, they added.

Police have arrested three persons in this connection. The incident took place in Kauwaha Barhi village in Harlakhi police station area on Tuesday. The victim girl had taken her goats for grazing, Superintendent of Police Satya Prakash said. All the accused hail from the same village, he added.

According to the village head, Ram Ekbal Mandal, the deaf and dumb girl had taken her goats for grazing to a field outside the village with some other children.

One of the children informed the girl’s family about the incident. They found her lying unconscious in a barren field in neighbouring Manoharpur village.

The family rushed the girl to nearby Umgaon community health centre. However doctors referred her to Madhubani Sadar Hospital, given her critical condition, Harlakhi police station SHO Prem Lal Paswan said.

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