Girl ends life as cops press for compromise with rapist

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Girl ends life as cops press for compromise with rapist

Friday, 19 June 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Hundreds of locals in Bahadurganj area of Kasimabad in Ghazipur staged a huge demonstration after putting the body of a rape victim on road on Thursday morning. The victim ended her life as the local police were trying to force her family for a compromise instead of arresting the accused who raped her.

Demanding action against the policemen, the protesters continued demonstration till late afternoon. The protest ended after officials assured arrest of the culprit and action against policemen found negligent in their duty.

Reports said that the family members of a 20-year-old girl, residing in Bahadurganj in Kasimabad, had gone to attend a function and the girl was alone in the house on Tuesday evening. Taking advantage of the situation, two local youths entered the house and raped her at gun-point and escaped.

When her family returned, the girl narrated her traumatic experience after which the parents went to police station to lodge a report. The parents were reportedly kept waiting till Wednesday morning after which their report was registered.

When they pressed the cops for action, the cops summoned the accused but put pressure on the girl’s family to withdraw the FIR and make a compromise with him.

Depressed with inaction and facing humiliation, the victim went to her room and ended her life by hanging herself from the ceiling.

The news of her death spread like a wildfire and the local gathered and chased away the policemen who reached there to take the body for post-mortem.

The protest continued till late Thursday afternoon and ended only after senior officers intervened.

In another shocking incident, a woman going from Pratapgarh to Noida was raped between Lucknow and Mathura by the driver of a sleeper bus. Efforts were made to nab the driver but the second driver of the bus was arrested for threatening the girl.

Surprisingly, over a dozen passengers were present in the bus when the incident took place on Tuesday night.

The victim lodged a report with the Gautam Buddha Nagar police.

DCP (Women Cell) Vrinda Shukla claimed that they got the victim medically examined and were trying to arrest the driver. She said that they were also making efforts to look for other passengers to record their statements.

In Bijnor, a truck driver raped a 15-year-old. SP of Bijnor Lakshmi Niwas Mishra, said a case was registered against driver Umersh Chandra, and he was arrested.

The driver gave lift to the family from Haridwar and dropped the parents at Bijnor entry point barricade and asked them to meet at the next post, citing police checking. Later, he raped the girl in presence of her younger brother and later dropped them. The girl called her parents and told them of the incident after which the report was filed.

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