By Arré Bench Nov. 18, 2020
Crimes against women have been on the rise in Uttar Pradesh. In a brutal incident, police recovered bodies of two minor Dalit sisters, aged 8 & 12, with eye injuries in a pond in a village in Fatehpur district. Their families have alleged that the girls were killed after an attempt to rape.
Crimes against women have been on the rise in Uttar Pradesh. In a shocking new incident, police recovered bodies of two minor Dalit sisters with eye injuries in a pond in a village in Fatehpur district. Their families have alleged that the girls were killed after an attempt to rape.
Two Dalit sisters killed in UP, bodies dumped in pond pic.twitter.com/96crN7Ctdk
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The bodies of the girl, aged 8 and 12 were found with eye injuries from the pond late Monday evening, ASP Rajesh Kumar told news agency PTI. Police said that the girls had gone to the fields in the afternoon to get vegetables but didn’t return. Police stated that the bodies were sent for a post mortem and a report on the same is awaited.Family members of the minors have alleged that “the attackers killed the girls after an unsuccessful attempt to rape them,” the officer said. “The bodies were lying near a pond. Their legs were tied,” the victims’ father said. “We do not have any enmity with anyone in the village. Why would anyone kill my daughters and that too in such a gruesome manner?”
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In a separate incident in Bulandshahr district, a 15-year-old died of burn injuries, three months after she was raped. A relative and two friends of the accused – who is in jail – were arrested after the teenager’s father alleged that they set her on fire, the police said.
A video shot at the hospital where the girl was first brought has the woman saying she set herself on fire after threats from the family of the rape accused. However, the FIR filed by the woman’s father alleges that the rape accused’s family poured petrol on the woman and set her on fire. “A fair investigation will be conducted. For now, three people have been arrested in the case,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Santosh Kumar Singh, told reporters.
A 15-year-old in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district died of burn injuries on Tuesday, three months after she was raped, police said. @alok_pandey reports.
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These recurring and horrific incidents of crime against women have sparked outrage. Former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said he was “disgusted with the increasing cases of rape, sexual harassment and molestation against women.” He pointed out that women were being forced to commit suicide while the government was busy arraging cosmetic campaigns like “Mission Shakti” and “Pink Booth”.
महिलाओं के ख़िलाफ़ जिस प्रकार बलात्कार, यौन उत्पीड़न व छेड़खानी के मामले बेतहाशा बढ़ रहे हैं उससे निराश होकर भाजपा सरकार में बहन-बेटियाँ आत्महत्या करने पर मजबूर हो रही हैं और सरकार ‘मिशन शक्ति’ व ‘पिंक बूथ’ जैसे दिखावटी कार्यक्रमों में व्यस्त है.
सरकार परिवारवालों का दर्द समझे.
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) November 18, 2020
Social media users also denounced the crime and raised questions about the government in relation to the ever worsening situation of law and order in the state.
One more shameful incident in UP. On Monday bodies of two Dalit sisters aged 8 & 12 were found with eye injuries in a pond their families alleging that they were killed after an attempt to rape. We’re is #BetiBachaoBetiPadhao @narendramodi Ji
— Sohaiil A Merchant (@sn12275) November 17, 2020
UP is No state for Minorities. Horrific atrocities happening every single day, conviction less, fear less, Women targeted for hate crime more and more. @Uppolice
2 Dalit Sisters Killed, Bodies Dumped In Pond In UP’s Fatehpur: Police https://t.co/mjUz6iWQ7J via @ndtv
— অনির Onir اونیر ओनिर (@IamOnir) November 17, 2020
#UttarPradesh shocks the nation again!
8 and 12-year-old Dalit sisters were found dead in a pond, with injuries on the body. They were victims of unsuccessful rape bid.
— রাজ বিশ্বাস | Raj Biswas (@BaadshahRaj_) November 18, 2020
Uttar Pradesh’s horrific pandemic of rape seems ceaseless.