India tops in the world in terms of corruption, but corruption is just one element that adds to the crime of the society. Today rape is highest rated crime in India, for Indian woman and also for tourists visiting India to have glimpse of the Indian culture and history. Little do the tourists know that if they are unescorted or even escorted by their male friends, the chances of getting raped anywhere and everywhere around India is practically very high. According to the Indian culture and social norms, woman have less or no rights as compared to men and all atrocities against the woman go unpunished. A girl child born to a Indian family is most of the times considered as curse and most girl never make it to their adulthood or even teens after their birth. The financial restrain and the burden of marriage expenses puts the parents in great stress when the girl child is born. Sometimes the moment a girl child is born, she is asked to kill by the family members.
However, these social crimes against woman will always contiune in India due to poverty and religious dogmas. What alarms me today is the growth of sexual crimes on woman in India and especially when Indian men see a white woman her chances of getting raped or molested in India is nothing less than 100%. I always tell my white females friends, jokingly, if you want to get raped, welcome to India.
I have listed out some sexual crimes in last few weeks in India :-
School Girl gangraped by six over a month – June 4, 2011.
The victim, who is a resident of Worli Koliwada, was sent to the Nagpada police hospital on Thursday for a check-up and the medical report is awaited. The five arrested accused, meanwhile, were produced before the Bhoiwada court on Friday and remanded in police custody until June 9.
Officers said the girl is a class X student in a Worli based Marathi school. The victim was known to at least four of the accused, who are aged between 18 and 20, since they live in the same neighbourhood in Worli.
Ashok Unde, senior inspector at Dadar police station added, “They had bought condoms for the act. The duo raped her taking turns and released her with the warning that she should not talk to anyone.”
Others, however, did get to know about the assault. Three other accused, thereafter, used the threat of exposing the May 3 sexual assault to call the victim out and rape her, the police said.
On May 7, Mane and Kalokh’s friend, Ashwin Murudkar, a 20-year-old employee of the railway’s pantry department , threatened the teenager and took her to a deserted place near Worli garden . He then went on to rape her.
Less than three weeks later, Pawan Angre, an 18-year-old employed as a courier boy with a private company in Vile Parle, used the same ploy to sexually assault the teenager.
The following day, one Vicky from the neighbourhood took the girl in a taxi to a deserted area near Worli. He then asked the cabbie, 44-year-old Anand Uttam Landge, to leave and raped the victim. Landge however saw the act and, threatening to tell on them, demanded from Vicky that he be allowed to participate in the assault. “Though the girl kept protesting, Landge and Vicky gang-raped her in the taxi,” said a police officer.
Scared after the late night assault, the victim did not return home. After a long search, her parents and relatives found her near Bhoiwada.
“At first she did not talk to anyone, though her mother and women from the neighbourhood tried to make her speak. She finally revealed how she was gangraped over a month and threatened,” said a police officer.
The police say the girl’s parents approached them on June 2 and lodged a complaint. The police have arrested Mane, Kalokh, Murudkar, Angre and Landge, though Vicky is still absconding . The six have been booked under section 376 (G) for gang rape and 506 (2) for criminal intimidation.
TALE OF HORROR
The victim is a 15-year-old girl who lives with her family in Worli Koliwada and studies in class X in a Worli-based Marathi school. Her father is employed as a peon in a private hospital, while her mother is a housewife. She has two siblings-a sister and a brother-both younger to her
19 yrs old Mahesh Anandrao Mane is a neighbour of the victim, Mane befriended her recently in a tuition class. He studies in a central Mumbai school and his mother works as a house help. His father is dead
19 yrs old Hitesh Harish Kalokh is a third-year BSc student, he stays near Janata Colony in Worli Koliwada. Kalokh, whose father is a fisherman, ostensibly knew the victim for years
20 yr old Ashwin Murudkar works in the railways’ pantry department along with his father and his mother is a housewife. Murudkar, too, is a neighbour of the victim. He met the victim several times in May
The victim told the police that Mahesh Mane and Hitesh Kalokh called her to Mane’s house on the night of May 3 to help them cook some food. Once she was inside, they locked the door and sexually assaulted her The police say some others in the neighbourhood learnt about the act. And, on May 7, Ashwin Murudkar raped the 15-year-old in Worli area after threatening to expose the first assault On May 30, Pawan Angre raped the girl by using the same threat, police officials say The following day, one
18 yrs old Pawan Angre is employed as a courier boy with a private company in Vile Parle. His father works in a mill in Dadar (E)
Vicky whose age is not known is the only one absconding accused in the case. The police said they are seeking more details on him
376 (G) of Indian Penal Code – Gang rape 506 (2) of Indian Penal Code – Criminal intimidation
The complaint by Mumtaz Pathan said that the action by the accused led to profuse bleeding by the victim, who went home and narrated the incident to her mother. The victim was immediately rushed to Surat General Hospital for treatment.
A Chowk Bazaar police officer said, “Hospital authorities informed the police. The complaint was registered by the victim’s mother on Saturday and subsequently the accused was arrested.”
Hospital sources said, “The girl is under treatment and she has been medically examined. The report is awaited.”
Police inspector MJ Pathan of Chowk Bazaar said, “The accused has confessed that he had sexually assaulted the girl. The victim’s parents initially thought she was injured in an accident. However, the Surat General Hospital doctors suspected foul play. They asked the victim’s parents to talk to the girl. The victim when asked narrated the details about how she was sexually assaulted by the cleric. The parents then filed the complaint on Saturday.”
The suspects were arrested after the victim’s mother lodged a complaint with the police. The victim’s father is a bus driver. He originally hails from Bihar. The uncle works as a security guard, and cousins as contract labourers.
Deputy commissioner of police (Zone III) Dnyaneshwar Chavan said on Saturday that the victim lived with her mother, who had separated from her husband. Her mother had picked up a job and used to leave the child at home.
He said that during this time, girl’s father took her to his house, where he allegedly sexually abused her. The victim’s uncle and cousins also sexually abused her.
The incident came to light after the victim complained of severe pain in her stomach, Chavan added. She was examined at a government hospital.
The four men were charged with committing an offence of gang-rape under section 376 (g) of the Indian Penal Code. A magisterial court in Pimpri has sent them to police custody till June 7.
According to the police, the victim’s parents had married in 2003. After the girl was born, the husband’s family started harassing the woman for not delivering a boy. The victim’s mother had started staying separately, and had also lodged a complaint against her husband for subjecting her to cruelty in 2009.
Senior police inspector P B Lokhande of the Chinchwad police station is investigating further
The victim and her father were going to a nearby medicine shop when she saw Ekhlaq and told her father about him. Her father informed the Chakeri police.
Ekhlaq was arrested near Purani Chungi in Jajmau.
A senior police official said that the victim again recognised the accused when he was taken near her.
It might be noted that the girl was abducted and molested by an unidentified man in Jajmau area late at night on April 18. An FIR was lodged by the victim’s family with the Chakeri police on April 19.
The victim, who lives in Nai Basti Chungi area of Jajmau, was sleeping with her parents and other siblings. The miscreant took her to a secluded spot and sexually abused her.
Meanwhile, in Kalyanpur rape case in which a 13-year-old girl was gang-raped, the police claimed to have arrest three more persons on Monday.
They were identified them as Nafees, Shah Alam and Parvez. The police are now looking for the driver of the van.
The victim was gang-raped by five youth, including her boyfriend Idris alias Tunna at a secluded spot on Sunday.