In a deplorable act, a 15-year-old minor Dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped and filmed by three men in Ghosia village of Kaushambi district that falls under Saray Akil police station, near Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
In a video of the gang-rape that has gone viral, the girl can reportedly be heard saying, “Allah ki kasam, mere saath mat karo (for Allah’s sake, don’t do this with me).” Amidst screams and desperate cries, the helpless girl kept begging for mercy. However, the brutes refused to spare her. As per reports, the villagers nearby rush to the spot after hearing the victim wailing and screaming.
The victim had reportedly gone to an adjoining village to get some grass from the field in Ghosia at around 1.30 pm on September 21 when three men, namely, Nazik, son of Ubaire Ulla of Ghosia village, Adil alias Chotu, son of Ismail and an unknown youth, nabbed her and pulled her into a field where they gang-raped her and filmed her. In a video accessed, the two men can be seen raping the girl in turns while one of them is recording the act.
According to media reports, when the father of the girl went to the police station to report the crime, the police thrashed him instead. The girl can be seen saying how she was pushed into the field and raped brutally. “Muslim,” she says when asked who were the perpetrators. In the video, the father of the girl says, “Three men raped my daughter, hence I went to the police station to file a report. There I was beaten up,” the father said. Angered over police apathy, the villagers reached the police station to stage a protest. Eventually, the police registered a case against all three accused.
While they managed to catch Nazik and handed him over to the police after beating him up fiercely, Adil and the unknown miscreant managed to flee the spot.
According to Kaushambi’s superintendent of police, Pradeep Gupta, a first information report (FIR) (314/2019) has been filed under sections 76 (rape), 376 D (rape by one or more persons), 354 (assault or criminal force to outrage modesty of a woman), 506 (criminal intimidation), 286 (negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance), sections 3 and 4 of Protection of children from sexual offences or POCSO Act, section of Criminal Law Amendment Act, and various sections of SC/ST Act, against the three accused.
Reports say that the police have acquired the entire video of the crime on one of the accused, Nazik’s mobile phone and the police are now in the lookout for the two accused who are absconding.
The SP confirmed that Ghosia village remained tensed as the incident involved two different communities. He has assured strict action against the accused. The National Scheduled Castes Commission has also taken suo moto cognizance of the case. The two policemen who allegedly misbehaved with the victim’s father have been sent to police lines while an inquiry has been initiated against station house incharge. An SIT has been formed to look for the accused and a reward of Rs 25,000 has been announced on them. The victim has been given a compensation of Rs 4 lakh.