Police said on Wednesday 12 February that 10 persons have raped a 16 years old Dalit girl in Solapur district in Maharashtra for over six months. They also said that five of them accused people have been arrested under Indian Penal Code Section 376-D (gangrape) and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual offences Act (POCSO) and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Some local people heard the voice of crying outside a temple in the city. The voice was of a girl. After hearing the voice they go near the temple and found that there was a girl who was crying. After this incident police alerted on that area. This girl and those accused people were friends. Some of them are auto-rickshaw drivers. These people took that girl in various places over six months and raped her.