In our society, every time a woman is raped, either her clothes or actions are judged and questioned?
You will find the society blaming the victim and leaving no stone unturned in shaming the victim & her family. Rather than asking the question about seeking justice, they would ask questions about what was she wearing or why was she out so late or was she drinking?
But, what does our society has to blame when an innocent four-year-old girl is being raped?
Recently, a 4-year-old girl was allegedly raped at a creche by an ATM security guard in Thane city as shared by police.
As per the spokesperson, the accused has been identified as Dashrath Kamble (42). And he has been arrested.
So What Happened?
As per report in TOI, the shocking incident took place when the mother of 4-year-old left her at the daycare facility in Yashodhan Nagar area on Sunday.
The accused, who worked as a security guard at an ATM nearby, came to the creche and asked the girl to come with him on the pretext of teaching her something.
Then he allegedly raped the child in a secluded spot and left.
Later when the child reached home, the mother observed the unusual change in her behavior. It was only after the mother questioned her daughter, the girl informed her about the incident.
Without wasting a moment, the mother filed a police complaint. Following this, the accused was arrested on Monday.
Though the man has been booked under the POCSO Act, this incident is a wake-up call for our sleeping nation that has justified rape in the name of the victim’s clothes or actions. And, this is the reason why even a 4-year-old kid is not safe.
At IFORHER, we pray for strength for this mother and daughter so that they seek justice.
But, we couldn’t stop wondering why the staff at the daycare facility didn’t pay attention when a security guard asked the 4-year-old to accompany him. Why the daycare facilities across the country are not penalized for putting our kids to the risk?
If as a nation, we don’t exercise measures to curb the increasing rape cases among young kids, then we should be ready to face the rape epidemic.