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10 Things to Know About the Jhansi Rape Case

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The country is still reeling under the shock of the brutal gang rape of a 19-year-old in Hathras but there is no letting up of rape incidents in the country. Uttar Pradesh seems to be a hotbed of such incidents especially rape of minor girls. A 17-year-old was raped in Jhansi in a college, reportedly, by a gang of young boys. Here’s what you need to know about the incident.

  1. A group of young men circled a minor girl in Jhansi town and raped her inside a college in broad daylight.
  2. The rape survivor is college student who arrived on a scooty with a male friend, when a gang of boys circled them and took the girl away inside the college premises.
  3. The girl was raped while her friend was beaten up by other men of the accused gang.
  4. This incident took place outside the government polytechnic in Jhansi.
  5. The accused, according to reports, recorded a video while raping the girl. They later threatened the rape survivor saying they would put it on the internet.
  6. As per media reports from the region, the rape survivor has complaint against a number men. Police claims they have launched different teams to arrest the accused who has been identified as ‘Prakash.’
  7. ”We have identified the accused,” said a senior police official as per this report. Police said that a case was registered in this connection against 12 youths and a hunt was launched to nab them.
  8. 2000 rupees were reportedly taken away from the girl, after threatening her that the recorded video of the incident will be made viral.
  9.  FIR against the accused has been registered on counts of rape, POCSO, robbery and IT Act.
  10. An analysis by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative notes that rape survivors face challenges in registering FIRs and this is even tougher for Dalit survivors in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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