While the entire nation is still seeking justice for the Hathras gang rape, the state of Uttar Pradesh saw a sexual crime committed against another Dalit Woman. A 22-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly gangraped by two men at gunpoint in Kanpur. While the incident happened a week ago, it was reported to the police on Sunday.
Here are ten things you should know about the Kanpur gang rape case:
- The 22-year old Dalit woman was allegedly raped by two men at gunpoint when she was alone at her residence in Kanpur Dehat district of UP.
- Out of the two accused men, one is a former village head.
- The incident took place a week ago but the police were informed about the alleged gangrape Sunday when the parents of the Dalit survivor registered a complaint.
- According to the complaint, the accused men forcefully entered the residence of the woman when she was alone. They took turns to rape her at gunpoint and left after threatening her to stay silent.
- However, the woman confided in her mother about the incident when she came back home.
- A case has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of IPC and the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
- The police have formed three teams to investigate the case, which will be headed by SHO Derapur, circle officer, and additional SP.
- The police teams along with the SWAT team are on the lookout for the accused men who are reportedly on a run.
- As per a report by the National Crime Records Bureau, an average of 87 rape cases are registered in India every day. The year 2019 saw overall 4,05,861 cases of crimes against women, marking a rise of seven percent since 2018.
- According to the report, Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest increase in crime against women which is 66.7 percent, over four years till 2019. It also saw the second-highest increase in cases of rape against the scheduled caste women during the same period, at 20.67 percent.
Arunima Sharma is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.