In a shocking incident, a Class VIII student lived a nightmare as she was allegedly raped on the government school campus. That too on several occasions by her own four cousins.
And, what’s heartbreaking is the fact that her cousins punished her for being a good student.
The 16-year-old just wanted to study well and make her parents proud. Hardly she knew that she would be living a nightmare because her achievements will not go down well with her own brothers.
But, what will make you angrier would be the fact that when one of the teachers came to know about this crime, he participated in the sexual assault rather than raising his voice to save the victim.
Whenever this gang conducted a sexual assault, they filmed the horrible act.
But, when they circulated the video clips among family members on a WhatsApp group on Friday, the whole crime came to the light. The incident shocked the parents of 16-year-old prompting them to lodge an FIR against all five on Saturday.
As per TOI, recalling the horrific incident, the police shared:
“Once the minor girl was sedated, the youths and their teacher took turns to rape her while one of them filmed the act on a mobile phone.
When she regained consciousness, she was told she fainted on the playground and was hence, brought to the staff room. She realized what went on during those times only after the clips were shared,”
Based on the initial investigation, the cousins apparently wanted to “cut her to size” for excelling in studies while they failed their exams.
As they lived in a joint family, they were allegedly often humiliated by their sister who stood first in class.
These sexual assaults happened during recess when the cousins used to ask the girl to have lunch with them. Food, laced with sedatives, was served in the staff room. She was raped thereafter.
Though the police are busy gathering the evidence, you can’t ignore the price that this girl and her family paid just because they wanted their daughter a chance to do everything that a son can!
After hearing this story, we couldn’t stop ourselves from asking:
If girls are going to be raped just because they want to study, then how would “Beti Bachao Beti Padao” ever be possible?
We hope this incident doesn’t break our girls and their supportive parents! Rather, it gives them the courage to stand against our hypocrite patriarchal society, who tries their level best to stop girls from rising to new heights!