In a shocking incident, a Dalit woman was allegedly gang-raped and thrown into a river along with her five-year-old son in Bihar’s Buxar district. Unfortunately, the child drowned and died, however, the woman was rescued by some locals.
According to the survivor, she was walking to a bank along with her child when a few men surrounded them and abducted them. They then allegedly raped her, after which the accused tied her and her son together and threw them into the river. She further recalled that some locals rushed to rescue her after she raised an alarm but it was too late and her son had died by then, reported DNA.
Police officer KK Singh said, "The woman's medical examination is being done. An FIR (First Information Report) has been filed, while one accused has been arrested. The body of the child has been sent for post-mortem," quoted by ANI.
He also added, “We are confirming other details in the case.”
The woman’s medical examination has been conducted and an FIR was registered. One out of the seven accused has been arrested and till now only two accused have been identified. The survivor has been admitted to a hospital in the district, about 135 km from Patna, for treatment.
What You Should Know
- A Dalit woman was allegedly gangraped and thrown into a river along with her five-year-old son in Bihar’s Buxar district.
- The child died by drowning, the woman was rescued by some locals.
- The woman’s medical examination has been conducted and an FIR was registered.
- One out of the seven accused has been arrested and till now only two accused have been identified.
The incident comes amid nationwide outrage over crimes against Dalit women in the country after the brutal gangrape and torture of a 19-year-old Dalit woman from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in Delhi. Read more about this here.
Arunima Sharma is an intern with SheThePeople.TV