When a girl gets married, she dreams of a beautiful and safe life with the person she marries. She thinks of the husband as someone who will stand with her and fight with her.
But this news about a newlywed in Bajaria Locality of Bhopal will make you question about the relationship of marriage.
A 20-YO newlywed woman committed suicide recently, after being allegedly raped by her father-in-law within months of her marriage.
What pushed her to take the extreme step was the fact that she received no support from her husband and mother-in-law in fighting the injustice.
According to Bajaria Police, the woman, who was a resident of Narsinghpur, got married in June this year. Soon after the marriage, her father-in-law started misbehaving with her. Hoping that this misbehaviour would stop, she chose to be quiet about it.
One of the days when she was alone at the house, the accused father-in-law raped her.
The woman complained to her husband and mother-in-law about the rape, but instead of supporting her, both the husband and mother-in-law scolded her and asked her to be quiet.
The husband allegedly even asked her to bear the torturous behaviour of his family if she wanted to live in the house.
When she saw no support at her new home, the woman called her mother and narrated the incident on phone.
Unluckily, her husband overheard the conversation, broke her mobile phone, and started torturing her regularly.
When she couldn’t take the pain anymore, she returned to her parent’s house in Narsinghpur. Here she was under constant stress and societal pressure.
Before taking the extreme step the woman called her husband but instead he told her that she was free to take her own life.
The Narsinghpur police have registered a Zero FIR at Themi police station after recording the statements of both her parents. The case has been further transferred to Bajaria police station.
It’s been 6 years since the most talked about ‘Nirbhaya Rape Incident’ happened in Delhi.
There have been multiple laws incorporated to prevent such incidents and put fear in the mind of devils who think about rape. But we still find our woman unsafe not just on the roads, but even at their own home.
Are we as a society ever going to make our Betis feel safe and be answerable to their pain and worries? Or are we going to continue turning a blind eye to such incidents till the time one of our own gets hurt?
**In alignment with the POCSO Act, I For Her cannot reveal the name of the victim.
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