At least seven men have been arrested in western India after a 16-year-old girl claimed she was raped hundreds of times by hundreds of men in the last six months


In a statement to India’s Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on November 11, the girl, who was homeless, said she was raped by 400 people in Beed district of Maharashtra state, according to CWC chairman, Abhay Vitthalrao Vanave.

In her complaint, the minor also named two policemen, Vanave said.


The girl was begging for money at a bus stop when she was allegedly forced into sex work by three men, Vanave said.


While the number of alleged rapists might be very hard for prosecutors to ascertain or prove, the girl could identify at least 25 alleged perpetrators, Vanave added.


The girl had attempted to file a police complaint against a man she accused of beating her up, but officers did not register it, Vanave said.

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