BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government’s initiatives to protect women in the state seems to be only on papers as in the last 48 hours two incidents have surfaced up in which victims were raped and then brutally murdered.
In the first incident, a class five student was raped on Tuesday evening at Kokhraj, around 170 kilometers from state capital Lucknow. Her perpetrator to hide the evidences burnt the girl alive.
The victim’s family members told the media that their daughter was rushed to Allahabad for immediate medical attention where she succumbed to her injuries.
The family member’s also claimed that the local police did not lodge their complaint and were forcing the family to perform last rites of the nine-year-old girl.
However, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Crime Chandra Prakash told the media that the police have arrested the accused.
In the second incident, a 35-year-old rape survivor was attacked with acid by her perpetrators.
In a statement given to the police she said, “I was attacked by the three men who had raped me in May.”
A senior police official not willing to be quoted told News Nation that the victim told the police that she was returning home after visiting her lawyer. She was forced into a van and taken to an unknown place where she was kept for a day.
The officer further added, “She told us that the two of her offenders who raped her were out on bail and the third one declared absconding.”
The ADGP crime told the media that raids are being made to nab the criminals.