We read and hear about many horrifying crimes against women in our country, believing that nothing more disturbing can ever happen around us. But guess, we’re wrong. Because the incident we are talking about here will make your heart sink. It is about how a young woman was gang raped by an auto driver and two others, while they threw her baby out of the auto-rickshaw. Don’t think it’s humanly possible? Read the details, and we bet you will be shocked.
Well, there have been several reports about this incident since yesterday, however, the terrifying incident dates back to May 29. According to a report in TOI, the woman, who was gang-raped, has filed an FIR, which gives the horrifying details of the unfortunate night. In the FIR, the 19-year-old woman said that she had a fight with her immediate neighbours in her village near Manesar, and decided to leave for her in-laws’ house late at night. She said she took this decision as her husband was away for work and she did not want to spend the night in that house alone.
On NH-8, she got a lift from a truck driver, who was apparently drunk and started making sexual advances at her. She managed to get off the truck, and after some time, she boarded a shared auto-rickshaw. The auto ride was a normal one until the two ‘co-passengers’ started molesting her, and the auto-driver took a sudden u-turn on the highway before Kherki Daula toll plaza.
The FIR said that that they took the auto to IMP Sector 8 and took turns to rape the woman. While at first, each of them tried to cover the crying baby’s mouth, they then, threw the nine-month-old baby girl at the concrete median verge of the road. The FIR quoted the victim saying –
‘I became numb from that point. All I remember is seeing my child’s head hitting the road divider.’
She waited till dawn holding the motionless baby in her hands, and she then got an auto-rickshaw, which took her to in-laws’ place. The physically and mentally damaged mother then took the baby to a doctor, who declared the baby brought dead. But she did not believe the doctor, and with her father-in-law, she boarded a metro with the dead child to Tughlakabad. And it was then when she returned to Manesar and filed an FIR.
The police has now released sketches of the three accused, and has registered a case.
We, as a nation, have never been able to protect our women. What we fail to understand is, what is the government doing? Ever since this incident happened, no politician has come forward and spoke about the incident. Why is that? Are all political leaders including Mr Modi and Mr Kejriwal too busy in their political games that they failed to even acknowledge this terrifying incident?
When will we stop? When will we care for our daughters? And when will we act? Unfortunately, we don’t learn from our mistakes. And it is SO SAD.