Just days after the tragic incident wherein the 23-year-old rape victim in Unnao succumbed to her injuries after she was burnt alive, another minor girl from Kanpur was allegedly molested by some men, who even threatened her with the ‘Unnao rape victim-like fate’ if she approached the police for the same.
The victim said that her family members were hit by the molesters when they objected, also alleging that police refuse to take action against the accused. “When I reached the Naubasta police station with my family, the accused reached there and threatened us with consequences ‘like the Unnao case’. “The police did not take any action there. My family is living in fear,” she alleged.
According to the victim, the accused Deepak Jadaun had attempted to molest her. When she protested, he and his friends dragged her into a house, but she screamed and the locals gathered at the spot.
The minor girl has also made a video and posted it on social media, seeking justice for herself and action against the accused.
Superintendent of Police Aparna Gupta said that she was apprised of the matter and both, the victim and the accused had filed cross FIRs against each other. Gupta said that the matter was being investigated and the video was also being verified. She said that the FIR has been registered.
Recently, many shocking incidents of rape and assault on minor children have emerged in Uttar Pradesh. The 23-year-old victim who was attacked on early hours of November 5, allegedly by the out-on-bail accused when she along with her family were on their way to a court in Rae Bareli to attend a hearing in the rape case had died after hours of fighting at the Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi. The five men who attacked her also included the two who were accused of raping the woman in December.