While many of us were busy gearing up to celebrate Christmas eve, an eight-year-old in Bihar was fighting a battle for her dignity and life.
7 years ago Nirbhaya was brutally gang-raped in a moving bus and later thrown on roads to die. At that moment, many of us protested on the roads & took part in candle march, hoping that our society would learn from this heinous incident. And we would work together with the authorities to make our country a safer place for women.
And, now after 7 years, we are finding ourselves heartbroken and lost as we wonder has anything changed With every passing day, the rape cases continue to surface and now not only women but also young kids becoming prey to the sex-deprived monsters. And, now not only men but also young kids are making younger children victims of their sexual pleasure. This shows how we failed miserably at overcoming the rape epidemic in our society.
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In a shocking incident, an eight-year-old was allegedly gang-raped and killed by three minor boys in Bihar’s Purnea district. On Tuesday, a day just before Christmas, Bihar police shared:
“An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed by three minor boys. Two of the accused, aged 14 and 16, were arrested on Monday evening.”
S.H.O. Raj Kishore Sharma further added:
“Search operations are currently underway to nab the third minor.”
The heartbroken father shared in his complaint that the family members were alarmed when his daughter did not return home till late in the night on Sunday. This was after she went to watch television in the neighborhood.
While sharing how they found the girl’s half-naked body soaked in blood on Monday, the police mentioned that the minor’s body has been sent for post-mortem examination.
It is heartbreaking to see how at the time when the whole country is asking for the death penalty for the rape victims of Nirbhaya, there is no end to the rape assaults in our country. Even with the stringent laws, many kids and women are victimized in our so-called civilized society.
At IFORHER, we are mourning the death of this young 8-year-old and hope her parents would get the strength to bear this pain and seek justice for themselves and their daughter.