In a heartbreaking incident, a mother from Kanpur paid the price for raising her voice against her daughter’s molester. She was beaten to death for not backing down against the accused.
As per the reports, on Friday, a mother of an abuse victim was attacked mercilessly by two of the five accused. After struggling for seven days in the hospital for life, she passed away. But, what would break your heart is the reason behind her such an unfortunate fate.
The accused reportedly forced the mother and her daughter to take back the statements in the abuse case against them. But, when the mother denied doing so, the accused brutally attacked her with sticks and stones on January 10, outside their Kanpur residence.
In 2018, five men allegedly molested a 13-year old minor girl in Kanpur. Though the police arrested them in 2018, a local court reportedly gave them bail in 2019. Since then, the accused started making attempts to force them to take back their statements, but the victim refused to do so.
Sharing the details about the horrific incident, the husband of the deceased said,
“My wife and daughter had gone to the dentist. That is when the accused attempted to launch a brutal attack on them. There is an ongoing case lodged against these men under the POCSO Act. My son and I were at the shop when this attack took place.”
Further sharing how this mother-daughter were forced and threatened for their lives if they didn’t take back their statements, the minor victim’s brother said:
“There were at least ten men who broke into our house and dragged my sister outside the apartment. These men brutally attacked them.”
“They have been threatening us for a very long time to take back the statement. They had also threatened us by saying that they will kill my sister and mother if they don’t take back the statement.”
The details of the incident came to light when the horrific video of how mother was brutally beaten by the accused surfaced on social media.
Though the police have arrested the killers now, it is heartbreaking to see how the strong mother and daughter had to face so many atrocities for seeking justice.
As we mourn the death of this courageous mother, who left no stone unturned in raising a strong daughter, we hang our head in shame. If as a society, if we are not unsettled of what happened to this mother, then we are the problem.
At IFORHER, we are not only heartbroken but shattered as well as this incident reflects on the ugly reality of our society and the system. It shows what families have to go through if they want to protect their kids against the abusers. Isn’t it the failure of the system how easily abusers could get out on bail and threaten the victims to withdraw complaints? Isn’t it the failure of the system, if the people have to sacrifice their lives for seeking justice?