Seems like we never get enough of crimes against women. Crime scenes vary. Criminals vary. Victims vary. But nevertheless, the scenario. It gets worse day by day.
Here we have got a soul-stirring incidence from Bhopal.

  • Horrific Timeline of Events

The victim is a 19 YO student and UPSC aspirant who shuttles between her hometown and Bhopal to attend her coaching classes. The incident took place when she was walking towards Habibganj Railway station after her class. At around 7 pm she was abducted by Golu Bihari Chadhar who was out on bail and accused of killing his infant daughter.

Golu grabbed her hand, in protest, she kicked him which instigated him further. His brother-in-law, Amar Ghuntu joined him later. She was dragged to a nulla nearby as she kept throwing stones at them. They too threw a stone at her before tying her up and stripping her up. Golu went to fetch chai and gutkha taking a break from raping her.

She pleaded for some clothes as hers were torn and Amar brought her his wife’s and also two new culprits to join i.e Ramesh and Rajesh. She was repeatedly raped for 3 hours by four men.The girl was allowed to leave only after everyone was done raping her in turns. Her phone, watch and earrings were taken.

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To our surprise, Habinganj Railway Station was 100m away from the spot and the nearest RPF station only 50m.She managed to reach the RPF Outpost to call her parents who are police persons themselves and were looking for her already. She was taken home by her father.

  • Apathetic shameful behavior of Policemen

Next day when she dared to file a complaint she was redirected from Maharana Pratap Nagar police station to RPF outpost to the nearest GRP where an officer mocked at her for coming up with such a filmy story. All three police stations refused to take her complaint, reports TOI.

They saw two rapists roaming near Mansarovar lake whom they nabbed to the police station and their complaint was finally filed. Though all four culprits are behind the bars now, this behavior from a police personnel is utterly ridiculous.

Here is what the victim’s mother said to TOI, “While coming from Habibganj, my daughter saw two of the rapists loitering in front of Mansarowar Complex, which is around 500 meters from the spot of crime. We handed over the duo to GRP Habibganj. It’s one of the worst experiences of my life.”

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She added,”If I, as a policewoman, have to face such problems in filing my daughter’s gangrape complaint, I can’t imagine what a common man goes through. SHO GRP Mohit Saxena and SI Uikey misbehaved with us and said they wouldn’t file any case. SI Uikey alleged that we were making a ‘false filmy complaint.

  • Action against police officials

We couldn’t agree more, what can be more shameful than a girl who was gang-raped gets mocked and the complaint is registered only after she catches her rapist. What’s the purpose of police stations if they can’t help us? Rapists were so confident about the inaction of the police officials that they were roaminga round the spot of rape! Strict action must be taken against such incompetent officials who make a mockery of the laws and victims.

The National Commission For Women has also written to DGP, Madhya Pradesh to not only take strict action against the culprits but also the police personnel who refused to file her complaint.

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Source: TOI

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