As outrage continues over the Hathras gangrape, another Dalit woman was reportedly drugged, gangraped and killed in Uttar Pradesh's Balrampur on Tuesday (September 29).
Balrampur (UP): Even as several political parties and groups united to protest against the brutal gang-rape and death of a woman in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, another case emerged in Balrampur District where a 22-year-old Dalit woman died after allegedly being raped by two men. The victim worked in a private firm in Balrampur.
The police have arrested two men based upon the statement of the victim's family.
On Tuesday, the second-year B.Com student had gone to a college in a nearby town to pay her fees. According to the family, she worked in a private firm.
The family claimed that the woman was abducted on her way back home and she was raped by at least 2 men.
She reportedly came home in a rickshaw in an unconscious state and had her legs and spine broken. The girl looked dazed and in a serious condition, prompting her parents to rush her to a nearby hospital, but she died on the way.
"The family members tried to take the woman to the hospital but she succumbed on the way. The family has named two boys in the written complaint and have alleged rape. The police acted immediately on the complaint and have arrested both culprits," said Verma, adding a case will be registered and strict action taken against all those involved.
The victim's mother alleged that her daughter was given an injection before being raped and that her waist and both legs had been broken after which she was sent home on a rickshaw. She said the only thing her daughter could say was: "There is a lot of pain, I will not survive."
However, the Balrampur Police in a tweet said reports about her limbs and waist being broken are not true.
The Hathras woman, who was also a member of the Scheduled Castes, was attacked on September 19 when she had gone to cut grass for fodder. Her assailants had left her in the fields half strangled, bearing multiple fractures, tongue gashed, naked, bleeding and paralysed.
Her body was cremated by the Uttar Pradesh police in the middle of the night. Her family was kept locked up and not given a chance to bring her home for the last time and give her last rites.
The state has been under huge criticism and public anger is growing over the issue.
Last Updated 1, Oct 2020, 9:20 AM