Cases of rape and molestation are just too common in India. We bet you hear at least one case every day. And with such cases, comes questions, and usually the harsh ones. A rape survivor’s life is made hell in our country, and that is the reason why girls don’t prefer to file a complaint against the rapist. And something similar happened in Kaithal, and what the Haryana cops did, will shock you.
A 14-year-old gilrl was raped in Kaithal, Haryana, who decided to file a complaint against the accused, who she alleged she knew. She filed an FIR in November 20, and her statement was recorded before the first class judicial magistrate. And she explained that what Haryana cops did to her in the name of investigations. It was horrific.
According to a petition she filed in the High Court with her father’s help, the cops took her to the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) office in Kaithal on November 23. She recounted the horror and said that what cops did with her, was much more humiliating than the rape. She said that one of the CIA policeman asked her to unbutton the shirt and put his hand on her thighs. She said –
‘One CIA policeman asked me to show him (how she was raped) by opening the buttons of my shirt and then put his hand on my thighs… One policeman held on to my toes. Another told me not to disclose anything to anyone or the medical examination would not be done. Then they took me to the woman police station.’
The girl said that she wanted to file an FIR against the policeman, and even though the family went up to the DGP and many other powerful bodies for help but couldn’t register an FIR.
Sad, isn’t it? How can we keep our girls safe if the protectors will behave in such a manner?