Not a single day goes by when we do not hear about this horrendous crime- Rape. It has stretched its deadly claws to every nook and cranny of our country, and we come across horrific stories about this despicable crime every now and then. This time, the victim was a 17-year-old girl from Gurugram, who was not only allegedly raped by her uncle but also poisoned by him.
The victim died due to poisoning on Sunday morning. But before her death, she made sure that the culprit, her ‘uncle’ got the punishment he deserves and named him in her statement to the police.
What is even more horrific is that the alleged rapist is a father to four kids himself, including a 15-year-old daughter. On Sunday, when the police reached his house to arrest him, he also consumed poison. He has been admitted to Safdarjung hospital. He is said to be stable and out of danger.
The Said uncle has been booked under sections 302 (murder), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at Sector 37 police station.
The man who hails from Pataudi had been living with the family of the girl, he allegedly raped. He and girl’s father are both auto drivers. The victim, who was a Class X student had been reported missing from her home in Old Gurgaon’s Khandsa on Saturday night. She returned by herself on Sunday morning and told her family that she was raped by her uncle and was also forced to consume poison.
She was then admitted to the civil hospital where she died. In her last statement, she told the police that her uncle had been raping her since last 4 months and had threatened to kill her.
“She said in her statement she had kept quiet as the accused had threatened to kill her. He sexually assaulted her for the last four months and raped her again on Saturday night,” Inspector Amit Kumar, SHO of Sector 37 police station told Times of India.
According to Sumit Kuhar, DCP (crime), the accused has admitted to his crime. The accused will get arrested and may be even get punished after a couple of years for what he did to this teenage girl. But the girl not only lost her honour but also her life.
Will there ever be a safe environment for girls or will they keep getting treated as mere sex objects even by the eyes of people like their Uncles or Fathers?