Thursday, 26 May, 2022
HomeIndiaAnother gang rape-death of UP Dalit woman surfaces, in Balrampur, amid Hathras...

Another gang rape-death of UP Dalit woman surfaces, in Balrampur, amid Hathras outrage

A 22-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly gang-raped by two men in Balrampur Tuesday. Family alleges she had sustained broken bones, but police say there weren't any such injuries.

Text Size:

Lucknow: Amid outrage over the rape and assault case of a Dalit woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh has reported a similar incident of crime in Balrampur.

On Tuesday, a 22-year-old Dalit woman succumbed to her injuries after she was allegedly gang-raped by two men.

The incident took place after she had left her home in the morning to get enrolled in a degree college in the district, according to the family. The accused allegedly abducted her on the way. After raping her, they sent her home in a rickshaw in a severely injured state, family members told the police.

According to the complaint, the woman was raped in a gruesome manner, which caused injuries, including broken bones in her legs and hip, leading to her death.

The Balampur police arrested both the accused — Shahid and Sahil — Wednesday after it registered an FIR on the basis of a written complaint by the victim’s family. Both the accused have been charged with gang rape and sent to jail, said inspector Kamlesh Kumar, the in-charge of Gaisari police station. The scene of the crime falls under this station’s jurisdiction.

According to police sources, the woman was raped near a grocery store, which the two accused run in the Gaisari area. They said police haven’t ruled out the possibility that the victim knew the accused before, but said it would be able to comment only after investigating the incident.

In a statement on Twitter, the police said efforts are on to secure a trial in a fast-track court. However, it stressed that the post mortem didn’t reveal fractures in the woman’s arms and legs.


Also read: Hathras woman’s family says they know what would have saved her — ‘being a Pandit or Thakur’


The case details

According to Kumar, the woman’s brother, in his written complaint, said she had left her house in the morning for the degree college where she was to be admitted. Her parents began worrying when she didn’t return until evening and they couldn’t contact her.

At 7 pm, the victim reached home injured. She died on the way to the hospital.

Speaking to reporters in Balrampur, the woman’s mother alleged that her daughter was brutally raped after being injected. She was left at her house in a rickshaw after her hip and legs were broken. She was soaked in mud, and was unable to speak.

According to her mother, her last words were, “I am in a lot of pain, I will not survive now.”

However, Balrampur Superintendent of Police (SP) Dev Ranjan Verma denied the allegations that the victim’s hands, feet and hip were broken while talking to reporters. He said the post-mortem report didn’t confirm this.

Verma added that a team has been formed under the leadership of an additional SP, which is investigating the entire matter.


Also read: National Commission of Scheduled Castes without a chairperson for months, so is UP’s panel


Cremation

The victim was cremated late Wednesday in the presence of some family members and the police, barely hours after the post-mortem report arrived.

Kumar said the victims’ family members performed her last rites of their own will.

This incident was reported immediately after the Hathras case triggered a row in UP over the hurried manner in which the administration forcibly cremated the body of the Dalit victim without the presence of her family.

Political questions

Late in the night, former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav targeted the Yogi Adityanath government over the matter. In a tweet, Yadav spoke about the Balrampur gang rape and paid condolences. He also asked the government to avoid a “Hathras-like cover up” and urged immediate action.

Senior Congress leader Raj Babbar also tweeted about the incident.

“A beastly/ghastly act has been committed against a girl from Dalit society in Balrampur now. Similar incidents have also taken place in Azamgarh and Bulandshahr. In all cases, the victims are still waiting for justice. The BJP, which rode to power with the promise of women’s safety, has completely forgotten it now. What would compensation do in the wake of loss of lives of daughters?” he asked.

Talking about the Hathras case Wednesday, CM Yogi Adityanath had said that the guilty won’t be spared. He also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called for strict action.


Also read: No moral right to continue as CM — Priyanka Gandhi slams Yogi over Hathras gang rape case


 

Subscribe to our channels on YouTube & Telegram

Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it

India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises.

But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle.

ThePrint has the finest young reporters, columnists and editors working for it. Sustaining journalism of this quality needs smart and thinking people like you to pay for it. Whether you live in India or overseas, you can do it here.

Support Our Journalism

5 COMMENTS

  1. Indian youth( men) should be educated on how to control or gratify their sexual desires by masturbation of go fuck animals if they want to behave like animals. Ash holes should be punished in pain while they are alive . They seem like pigs, they should fine pigs to rape. India should educate young men on sex and masturbation n. Kill the pigs

  2. Goverment should take strong actions against Domestic Violence, Rape and also false allegations regarding this issue…..Media and Citizens should keep it mind that Crime has no Gender.

Comments are closed.

Most Popular

×