Close on the heels of the horrific gang rape of the Dalit woman in Alwar, Rajasthan, another such incident has come to light. On May 9, the district police in Alwar received a complaint about another gang rape of a Dalit woman.
As reported by Times of India, a 40-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped inside a community health centre by an ambulance driver and a compounder on Tuesday, May 7. The woman has registered an FIR alleging that she was staying at the community health centre with her pregnant daughter in law. However, on Tuesday when she went to the delivery ward to file some papers, the ambulance driver and the compounder allegedly locked her in a room stuffed her mouth with cloth and took turns to rape her.
After the daughter-in-law was discharged from the hospital, the woman approached the police station with the complaint. An FIR has been registered and the police is investigating the case.
The incident comes just days after a young woman was brutally gang-raped in Alwar on April 26. The family members of the brutal gang-rape victim had alleged that the police tried to suppress the case and hush up the matter due to the ongoing elections. Polling in Rajasthan took place on April 29 and May 6. The victims’ kin alleged that though they reported the crime to the Alwar police station on May 2, the cops hushed up the matter due to the polls in Rajasthan. The police cited the lack of staff due to poll duty, as the reason for delaying the investigation.
The accused robbed the couple of Rs 2000 and dumped the couple’s bike in a ditch and dragged them to the sand dunes off the road, where they were forced to strip off their clothes and videotaped. The lady resisted the five men but when they started brutally assaulting her husband with sticks, she surrendered to them. The accused took turns to rape the victim.
Later, one accused blackmailed the couple for cash, with 11 videos they recorded while carrying out the act of savagery.