In a heart-wrenching incident, an 18-year-old-girl was allegedly gang-raped by 6 migrant workers in a quarantine facility in Bihar’s Rohtas district.
Even though lockdown has slowed down the whole country, the crime against women is not slowing down at all. From domestic abuse to sexual assaults, women are badly hit by the lockdown.
Recently in Bihar a shocking incident surfaced that not only left us shocked but also disheartened.
As per TOI, two migrant workers in a quarantine facility along with four other men allegedly gang-raped an 18-year-old girl in Rohtas district.
The incident happened within the territorial jurisdiction of Dawath Police Station.
As per the reports, the police allegedly tried to suppress the matter due to political pressure. But when the survivor’s family protested over police inaction, two people were taken into custody.
An offense has been registered against the six accused identified as Vijay Yadav (20), Suresh Yadav (22), Mukesh Yadav (21), Chanchal Yadav (22), Amit Paswan (18), and Chulli Paswan (18).
On Friday, the victim was sent to Sasaram Sadar Hospital for a medical examination.
While speaking to TOI, Rohtas Superintendent of Police Satyaveer Singh shared the details about the horrific incident. He shared that out of the six accused, Chanchal and Suresh were staying at the quarantine center and have been arrested.
They called the other four accused of the village.
But, what is shocking is the fact that the incident took place outside the quarantine facility at around 9:30 pm. The victim had gone to a farming field for relieving herself. The two migrant workers scaled up the boundary of the quarantine center and caught hold of the girl in the field. Then, they also called the other four to the location for committing the heinous crime.
When the survivor reached home, she narrated the ordeal to the members of her family. Post which, the family appeared at the quarantine center and demanded immediate action against the culprits. Samples were collected from the two accused and were sent for COVID-19 testing.
As the investigation is still on, it is heartbreaking how crimes against women are not slowing down even in the lockdown. At IFORHER, we hope this investigation will soon provide justice to 18-year-old, and authorities would take active actions to ensure improving women’s safety.