While media is busy capturing #MeToo stories of celebrities, there was a story that many media houses chose to ignore.
Probably because neither it has any famous names nor it belongs to any metro city. It is a story that lacks sensation but has a lot of pain.
It is a heartbreaking story of a 26-year-old woman, who belonged to SC/ST category and lived in Telangana’s Nalgonda district. According to the police, the woman has been identified as K. Rajitha.
According to a report in the Deccan Chronicle, when she was alone at home on Sunday. The man, identified as B Mahesh, entered her house and tried to rape her. Like any other person in her situation, she resisted and tried to save her honor.
But when she resisted, the accused abused her with caste-based slurs and threw acid on her.
“When the victim refused his advances, the accused abused her in the name of caste and attacked her with acid. After she cried for help, locals came to her rescue and nabbed the accused” local Sub-Inspector K Vijaykumar told DC.
As she started crying in pain, her neighbors heard her cries and rushed to help. They also caught the accused and handed him over to the police. She is presently availing treatment at a government hospital in Devarakonda.
According to police, Rajitha had previously filed a complaint against the accused with the police and accused had threatened her to withdraw the complaint.
The police have arrested the accused and booked him under SC/ST atrocity case and also a case has been registered under relevant sections of the IPC and started the investigation.
But, what is disheartening is that the media has all the time to cover celebrities wedding preparation, but they hardly have time to share stories of women like Rajitha.
It’s always difficult for people who don’t have influence or money to make their voices heard and get public support.
Do you believe victims like Rajita need your support more than the celebrities?