While the whole country is under lockdown and fighting against the pandemic, it is heartbreaking how crimes against women are still on a rampant increase. Earlier in the month, a woman was allegedly gang-raped by almost 25 men. Recently, 9 days after the incident, the woman approached the police.
In January this year, the woman met a man named Sagar on Facebook. Post which, the two exchanged phone numbers. After some time, Sagar allegedly proposed to the woman for marriage and suggested introducing her to his parents. The accused asked the woman to come to Hodal where she could meet his parents directly.
But sadly, when the woman reached Hodal, the accused took her to a forest in Ramgarh village. Sagar’s brother along with a group of his friends was consuming liquor near a tubewell in the forest.
When the woman reached the spot, the accused and other men allegedly took turns to rape her. But, her trauma didn’t end there. She was taken to a scrap dealer, who allegedly raped her as well. When the woman’s condition deteriorated after repeated sexual assault, the five accused dumped her near the Badarpur border and escaped.
On May 12, the victim went to the Hassanpur police station and filed a complaint against the accused. As per the sources, the victim told the police that there was a delay in filing a complaint as she was unwell. As per the sources, SHO Rajesh has informed about the arrest of Sagar on Friday. He also mentioned that efforts are underway to arrest the others.
It is heartbreaking what this woman went through. We hope she would soon get justice. But, this incident is an ugly reminder of how women are unsafe in our country even during these testing times!