Boy sodomized by 5 men from his village

Rajkot: A 11-year-old boy was allegedly sodomized by five men from his own village Rajpar in Morbi district while they were attending a religious event — the Lili Parikrama — in the forest area on the foothills of Mount Girnar in Junagadh on November 19.
The boy, however, told about the ordeal to his father only on Monday, following which a complaint was lodged with the Bhavnath police station in Junagadh.

According to the complaint lodged by boy’s father, their family had set up a stall to supply food to pilgrims taking part in the 37km Lili Parikrama thought thick forest area covering the entire circumference of Mount Girnar. Their stall was about 7km from Bhavnat Taleti near Jeena Bawa Ni Madhi.

On intervening night of November 19 and 20, accused Harshad Dalpat, Navnit Vasram, Bavan Devshi, Jayesh Bhagvanji and Janak Rauji abducted the boy and allegedly took turns to sodomize him. All he accused have been booked under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and various sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO).

All the accused are on the run and a look out notice has been issued to nab them, the police said.

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