A 21-year-old Nagpur woman was allegedly raped, held captive and forced to bear a child by a couple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
The Ujjain police on Thursday arrested Rajpal Singh (38), a former deputy sarpanch of Kath Baroda village, for allegedly holding the woman captive for 16 months, raping her and forcing her to bear a child.
The matter came to light when the woman was found in an unconscious state at Dewas Gate bus stand on November 6.
According to information Singh had allegedly purchased the victim with the help of a woman and brought her to Ujjain 16 months ago.
Single with the help of his wife Chandrakanta (26), allegedly held the victim captive and raped her for a child, since the couple had lost their two children. After the victim gave birth to a baby on October 25, Singh dumped her at the bus stand on November 6, he said.
The police have also registered a case against Singh’s relative Virendra, Krishna Pal and one Arjun, under sections 370 (human trafficking) 376 (rape), 376 A (persistent vegetative state to victim), 377 (unnatural sex), 365 (kidnapping) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC, Shukla said.