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A shocking incident took place in the Baniya village in the Bundelkhand region, Madhya Pradesh where six minor girl were asked to parade naked in order to please the rain god to get relief from the drought like situation there.
Locals in the village believe that minor girls appeasing the rain Gods will bring rainfall to the region.
The videos have surfaced online which shows girls as young as five, are made to walk naked with wooden shaft resting on their shoulders with frog tied in it. There are women accompanying these girls who are singing hymns to praise the rain God.
The Madhya Pradesh police said they had not received any formal complaint against the event, but added that they had opened an investigation. "Action will be taken if we find the girls were forced to walk naked," Damoh superintendent of police DR Teniwar told news agency Press Trust of India.
District collector of the village mentioned that none of the villagers have complained about the ritual. "In such cases, the administration can only make the villagers aware about the futility of such superstition and make them understand that such practices don't yield desired results," he told reporters.