Bulandshahr rape case: The Chief of Delhi Commission for Women, Swati Maliwal in a letter to Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath spoke of the harrowing rape of a 12-year-old girl in Bulandshahr. Maliwal in her sharp letter pointed out the severe shortcomings of the UP police in handling the case so far and asked for compensation and rehabilitation for the survivor and her family.
The woman’s body Chief in her letter said that the minor girl was allegedly raped by a 45-year-old man named Chhatrapal. The survivor is currently in hospital in Delhi and battling serious injuries. According to the letter, the girl has still not gained consciousness and has developed a neurological complication due to the injuries to her brain.
The accused man allegedly brutally raped the girl and then tried to strangulate her. On October 15, the girl and her sisters were playing outside the house when the accused came to take her to his house. The five-year-old sister of the survivor was witness to the brutal assault, as per Maliwal’s letter.
The Chief informed the Chief Minister that the police officers in Buladshahr police station registered an FIR in the case but did not mention sections of rape.
“… most shocking aspect is that despite the brutality of the crime, while the UP Police registered and FIR in the matter, it failed to add sections of rape! This is deeply distressing”-Swati Maliwal
Maliwal asked the CM to “urgently issue orders to – add relevant sections of rape… take action against negligent officers and provide protection to the girl and her family.” As the parents of the survivor come under a low-income group, Maliwal asked the CM to provide a “considerable amount of compensation… ensure a proper rehabilitation plan… ensure the trial of the accused takes place in a fast-track court”.
When the alleged incident took place, the parents of the survivor were working in the fields. Recently the Chief Minister of UP in a statement implied that women are equal to bulls and buffalo. He said, “Today, buffalos, bulls or women… can they be picked up forcibly? Isn’t this a difference?”
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