Though our government appended the POCSO Act to include the provision of the death penalty in cases of sexual offenses against children, it is heartbreaking to see that there is no slowing down in the sexual crimes against our kids.
While we are writing this article, a 10-year-old girl is battling for life at a hospital in Churu district, Rajasthan. She was brutally raped and beaten by unemployed youth in her neighborhood late on Monday night.
As per the police, the man not only made this innocent angel victim of his sex greed but also beat her up with the stones on her head. He also tried to bury her alive in an abandoned house to hide his crime.
The girl, studying in Class 3, is in a serious condition. She has been assaulted so brutally that she has injury marks on her head and neck.
On Monday, around 9:30 pm, the girl left her house to buy chocolates from the nearby shop in her locality. But, when she didn’t return for some time, her family launched a search. It was around 10:30 pm when the family found her in the serious condition at an abandoned house.
Police have arrested a 21-year-old suspect who lives in the area. The officer, Vishnu Dutt shared:
“When the girl had gone to buy chocolates, the accused lured the minor to an abandoned house and raped her.”
While the locals in Churu district protested against the crime and shut down the town on Wednesday, there are many who are blaming parents for this heinous crime for letting the child go out alone at 9:30 pm. It is so heartbreaking to see how our society blames the victims without any hesitation.
At IFORHER, we have a humble request: Please don’t blame parents for rising sexual crimes against kids. No parent ever expects the child to live such a nightmare. If you want to blame then please blame the authorities as they have failed our kids and their parents.
If you still want to blame someone – blame the easy access of pornographic material on the internet or the patriarchal mindset or the lack of education. But, please don’t blame the parents as they are victims, not the perpetrators.
We hope this 10-year-old will get well soon and our society will help these parents to sail through this tough time!