UP Rape case: Amid the outrage over the brutal (gang) rape case of a Dalit woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, who passed away on Tuesday, 29 September, another rape case has been reported from the state.
A 22-year-old Dalit woman died after allegedly being raped by two men in UP’s Balrampur.
According to NDTV reports, the police have arrested two men, and one of them is a minor, the woman’s family said.
The woman’s mother told NDTV that her daughter was abducted while she was on her way to work in the morning. When the girl failed to return home, the family approached the police.
The victim used to work at a private firm in Balrampur. This rape case has highy angered the people after Hathras (gang) rape case.
UP Rape case – Statement of the Police Officials:
Balrampur Superintendent of Police Dev Ranjan Verma told The Indian Express that a written complaint was filed at the Gaisri police station regarding this rape case.
The woman’s family said that on Tuesday, 29 September, the woman did not return home from her work, the family tried to contact her but couldn’t reach her phone.
Later at night, the girl came back home on a rickshaw in a severe condition with a glucose drip injection attached to her hand, the girl was immediately rushed to the hospital but died on the way.
The family has named two men in the written complaint and have allegedly raped the girl. The police have arrested both the accused.
UP Dalit Woman Rape Case: What Exactly Happened?
The woman’s family alleges that their daughter was given an injection before she was raped, the family also claims that the victim’s legs and arms were broken.
The woman’s mother said that her daughter was in a lot of pain, she could only say: “There is a lot of pain, I will not survive,” News18 reported.
However, the police have denied the claims that the victim’s legs and arms were broken. Balram police tweeted saying that postmortem report had not found such injuries.
थाना को0 गैसड़ी में हुए घटना के संबंध में मृतका के भाई की तहरीर पर अभियोग पंजीकृत करते हुए दोनों नामजद अभियुक्तों को गिरफ्तार कर लिया गया है । अन्य जांच एवं विधिक कार्यवाही की जा रही है। हाथ, पैर व कमर तोड़ने वाली बात असत्य है। @Uppolice @AdgGkr @dgpup @PrashantK_IPS90 pic.twitter.com/0LG2yHMguz— BALRAMPUR POLICE (@balrampurpolice) September 30, 2020
उक्त प्रकरण में पुलिस द्वारा त्वरित कार्यवाही करते हुए दोनों नामजद अभियुक्तों को गिरफ्तार कर लिया गया है । हाथ, पैर व कमर तोड़ने वाली बात असत्य है। कृपया भ्रामक खबर न फैलाएं। @Uppolice @AdgGkr @dgpup @PrashantK_IPS90 https://t.co/jaQuL6W2Fg pic.twitter.com/Gk5l4Xd76p— BALRAMPUR POLICE (@balrampurpolice) September 30, 2020
The Accused Reportedly Took the Woman to a Doctor After Raping Her:
As per the police investigation, the accused tried to get the victim treated after raping her. They called a doctor to check on her, but the doctor got suspicious and refused to treat her in the absence of an elderly or her guardian.
The doctor told the media a boy called him around 5 pm and took him to his house, when the doctor reached the place, there was another man sitting beside the woman. The boys told him that the victim was the daughter of a government secretary.
The doctor got suspicious and said that he won’t treat until the time her guardian was present with her.
They told him to go back to his clinic and said they will call the secretary and get the victim to his clinic. He continued that he did not know where they had gone after that.
How did the Political Leaders React?
Former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav took to Twitter to say:
हाथरस के बाद अब बलरामपुर में भी एक बेटी के साथ सामूहिक बलात्कार और उत्पीड़न का घृणित अपराध हुआ है व घायलावस्था में पीड़िता की मृत्यु हो गयी है. श्रद्धांजलि!— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) September 30, 2020
भाजपा सरकार बलरामपुर में हाथरस जैसी लापरवाही व लीपापोती न करे और अपराधियों पर तत्काल कार्रवाई करे.#Balrampur#NoMoreBJP
AAP leader Sanjay Singh said:
सुनिये बलरामपुर की पीड़ित माँ का दर्द आपकी रूह काँप जायेगी हैवानियत शिकार एक दलित बेटी की माँ रो-रो कर आपसे न्याय माँग रही है “बेटी बचाओ” का नारा देने वालों क्या तुम बहरे हो गये हो? कहाँ हो योगी जी सुनो इस बेबस माँ की पीड़ा। pic.twitter.com/r4tRhEBGfE— Sanjay Singh AAP (@SanjayAzadSln) October 1, 2020
UP Gang Rape case Victim Cremated In Hurry:
According to India Today, the woman’s body was cremated late on Tuesday night. The cremation took place in Gaisari amid heavy police deployment.
“The victim was declared dead at 8:30 pm on Tuesday, 29 September, and was cremated within an hour at 10:30 pm,” India Today reported.
(With inputs from NDTV, News18, The Indian Express, and India Today)