Deaf teenager in Madhya Pradesh raped, reveals her ordeal in sign language

Close on the heels of the horrific incident on child abuse in Chennai, comes yet another incident that shows how vulnerable children with disabilities are to abuse.

This time the incident has been reported from Budhni tehsil in Madhya Pradesh, where a 12-year-old deaf girl was raped.

The accused, 26-year-old Shaliendra Chouhan was arrested within hours of the incident.

Budhni is the Assembly constituency of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

The accused allegedly persuaded the girl to go with him to an isolated area and raped her. She came back home and told her family what happened through sign language.

A complaint was lodged with the police, who arrested the accused.

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