of a Dalit girl in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh and then her murder has shocked the entire nation. The kind of cruelty that the accused showed with the young girl is reminiscent of the 2012 Nirbhaya case. The 19-year-old victim died in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday morning.
There is anger all over the country against this incident. Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi herself has said that there has been no improvement in crime against women and the situation is similar to 2012.
In the Hathras gangrape case, people are demanding justice for the victim. People from all walks of life, from politics to Bollywood, have demanded speedy justice in the matter.
On September 14, the girl was gang-raped
The victim's family says the gang-rape incident with their daughter occurred on 14 September. According to the family, the girl went to the farm with her family to cut the fodder.
After some time, the girl's brother returned from the farm while she continued to forage in the field with her mother. The girl was some distance away from her mother at the farm. After some time, the girl's mother realizes that her daughter is not on the farm. When the girl's mother started looking for her, the victim was found in an unconscious state in another field.
The family has accused four youths of the village of the incident. The family alleges that four to five men attacked the victim from behind and pulled her from a dupatta and took her to a millet field and gang-raped her in turn. The girl's neck was badly injured in this incident.
The victim's family has accused the police of not taking timely action. The family says that the victim had difficulty breathing when the bones of her body were broken and she needed oxygen from the start of the incident.
The family alleges that after four-five days after the incident, the police got into action. However, the police have denied the family's allegations. According to the police, he has been active since this incident. Police say she has arrested the accused Sandeep Ramu, Lavkush and Ravi in the case.
Police rejected the charge of rape
Meanwhile, Hathras Police has denied the allegation of rape with the girl. Hathras Superintendent of Police Vikrant Veer says neither Hathras nor the doctors of Aligarh have confirmed the rape with the girl.
The police officer, however, said that with the help of the forensic team, the doctors will investigate this charge. The police officer also denied reports of the girl's tongue being amputated. The police officer said, 'There are reports that the girl's spine was broken. This is wrong, the girl was murdered by strangulation and she suffered severe injuries to her neck bones. Because of this, the girl had to face many problems'
Firstly girl was admitted to Aligarh
After the incident, the first girl was admitted to JN Medical College and Hospital in Aligarh. Doctors at the hospital had described the girl's condition as 'critical'. The family says that considering the condition of the girl, she requested the police to shift the girl to AIIMS but the police took her to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. The family alleges that the police did not expedite the case.
Boil in politics
The incident of Hathras gang rape and murder has brought the politics of the country including UP to a boil. The Yogi government of the state has come under attack from the opposition for law and order. In this case, the victim is from a Dalit family while the accused allegedly belongs to a higher caste.
After the death of the girl, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan along with his supporters protested outside the Safdarjung Hospital and demanded justice for the victim's family. After this incident, Congress, BSP, and SP have started targeting the Yogi government.
According to the NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau), the crime rate against women has risen up by 7 percent in the nation with one of the highest crime rate crimes being in the Uttar Pradesh where the BJP led government claims to be the best state. Now If women are really safe why are these cases come up every now and then? whether it is the Kanpur Love Jihad cases, Unnao rape case, or any other case which might not even get coverage in any newspaper, just leave behind TV news media.
The first reason for raping men is that our society becomes a medium to show power to so many people. Such people want to create their own identity by accumulating their rights. The second reason is that if a girl likes them, they feel that they should be found in every situation, whether they say yes or no.
The third important reason is that they are unable to control their work stimulation. Nor do they want to control it. For such people, rape also becomes a medium for revenge. There are also some such psychopaths that they like to harm others. For these people, raping or hurting someone is like mental satisfaction. They need treatment. Because their mental balance is not correct.
The attitude in society towards women is that if they are modern, then people consider it as 'ready'. They think of anything to do with him. We have not been taught that girls are also like boys, they should not have sex against their will.
Apart from this, the media who give messages in society, if sexual violence is shown in them, any of their favorite heroes will force themselves with the girl, then people take her as a role model. We are still not as sensitive as the media.
In music videos, songs, or films, the woman is presented as an 'object'. By the time men see themselves in power positions, rapes will continue. We have to change the mindset towards the woman.