Pictured: The Supreme Court of India Police in Bohpal, Madhya Pradesh province, have now suspended a senior officer for refusing to take the complaint, the Times of India reports.
The attack took place on Tuesday - the day before the alleged toddler rape in Delhi - as the woman was leaving coaching classes for a civil service exam she is due to take which will also allow her to join the police.
Investigators eventually agree to take the case but only after she chased down and apprehended two of the alleged attackers herself, along with help from her parents.
The man has been charged with aggravated penetrative sexual assault under India's Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, which means he could face life imprisonment.
Practiced in the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and parts of western India, the devadasi system, which “dedicates” girls to a life of sex work in the name of religion, continues despite being outlawed in 1988.