When the heartbreaking story of an 18-year-old woman, who was allegedly raped by five men in front of her husband in Rajasthan’s Alwar district surfaced three months ago, many of us felt the pain and anger of this brave soul.
While sharing the details of the horrific incident, the husband shared with TOI,
“Just 10 minutes after leaving my in-laws house, these five men started following us and stopped me to stop. They dragged us down the ravine and asked us to strip. When we resisted they started tearing off our clothes till we had to take them off. What followed was three hours of living hell. Initially we shouted for help but gave up soon realising that it was futile.”
Along with these five men, there was sixth accused who filmed the incident and circulated the video on social media.
Sadly, the threats and extortion calls continued even after the case was registered. The woman shared:
“We did not report the matter initially because these men threatened to harm my parents and family. However, we realised that we needed to lodge a complaint so no one faces the same brutality that we did.”
Along with her husband by her side, she fought tooth and nail to get her culprits behind the bars. She fought for justice not only for herself but also for every woman who could have been the victim of these sexual predators.
Because of her and her husband’s undying determination and persistence, the police arrested all the six accused.
And now she is taking another bold step to protect more innocent women from living a nightmare like her.
While talking to Indian Express, she shared the news that many across the country are celebrating:
“Main police afsar banee ja rahi hon. Koshish karungi jo mere saath hua wo kissi aur ladki ke saath na ho
(I am going to become a policewoman. I will try to ensure that no other girl has to experience the trauma that I went through.)
But her battle to seek justice wasn’t easy at all. As per her husband, she underwent the horrific incident on April 26 and the police were informed on April 30th. But the FIR was not filed till May 2.
Though she is determined to join the police service, she felt that police could have taken timely action to stop the videos of the crimes from being circulated.
Focused on performing her duty effectively, our brave woman shared with Indian Express,
“At the police station where I am deployed, no one knows about my case.
Par mujhe pata hai ek aurat par aise haadse ke baad kya beet ti hai (But I know what a woman goes through after an incident like this.)
I will do my duty well.”