The famous slogan – Beti Bachao Beti Padao – may have been a great marketing gig, but it has failed in execution miserably. From time to time, we are witnessing an increase in cases of young girls being abused and harassed.
It is heartbreaking how our patriarchal society is failing parents, who just want their daughters to be safe and happy in their own country.
Recently, our hearts broke when we came across the news of a Class 10 girl being gang-raped on her way back from tuition, and later she died by suicide.
As per sources, a class 10 student died by suicide after she was allegedly abducted and gang-raped while on her way back from a tuition class in Meerut, police said on Friday.
While sharing the details, senior police official Keshav Kumar said four youths were involved in abducting and raping the girl. The police, on the basis of a suicide note left by the girl, have arrested two of the accused and have launched a manhunt to arrest two others.
In her suicide note, the girl had named four men, including Lakhan and Vikas from a neighboring village, besides two others.
Returning home after being raped, she informed her parents about the incident. Sometime later the girl attempted suicide, prompting her parents to rush to a hospital, where she died during the treatment.
It is heartbreaking how society failed this teenager. It pains us to realize that these monsters made her feel so helpless and ashamed that she felt she had no choice but to take her own life.
This incident reveals an ugly reality of how our society fools our daughters to believe that rape rips off women of their dignity. It is high time that we stop putting labels of shame on rape victims!
At IFORHER, we wish her parents strength and courage to fight and seek justice for their daughter. And, we hope we raise our daughter to believe that no sex-deprived monster can take away their dignity!