Raped minor sexually assaulted again in Jharkhand hospital 

Ranchi, Feb 1 (IANS) A 15-year-old rape victim, undergoing treatment at a Jamshedpur hospital, was raped for a second time by a security guard of the hospital, police said on Monday.

The minor girl, admitted to Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, was allegedly raped by Shambhu Mahto, a security guard of the hospital, on Sunday night.

The security guard managed to flee the place after allegedly raping the girl. A woman staffer is also accused of helping the security guard to escape from the spot.

Police have launched a hunt for the accused. The security guards posted in the hospital have been interrogated.

The minor girl was earlier raped on January 26 by a 14-year-old boy. He was nabbed and sent to a remand home. The girl was hospitalised.

But she was again assaulted in the hospital when the security guard took the girl to the bathroom and allegedly raped her.

When the girl was raped her mother had gone to bring medicine.

Crimes against women, particularly rape, are rising in Jharkhand. Till November 2015, the total number of rape cases lodged in Jharkhand were 1,124 which was 967 during the same period in 2014.

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