Panchkula: Rape Survivor Tries to Immolate Herself
A 30-year-old rape survivor tried to immolate herself outside Panchkula police headquarters on Monday. The woman had come to meet Haryana DGP B S Sandhu. However, she was told that public dealing hours were over and that she could not meet him. At around 2 pm she doused herself with inflammable liquid. She was about to light a match, but was stopped by the staff on duty.
She had registered a rape case against excise official Anil Dahiya at Sadar police station, Bahadurgarh, on September 22. The police have now taken her to a local hospital where she is under observation.
A case of suicide attempt has been registered against her at Panchkula’s Sector 5 Police Station.
“Suicide attempt is an offence. We have started investigations. Senior authorities have sought details of the case she had got registered,” said Karambir Singh, the SHO of Sector 5 police station.
She had tried to immolate herself because she was upset over the delay in action against Anil Dahiya.
The survivor stays in Delhi, and the alleged incident of rape took place in Bahadurgarh. Inspector Karambir Singh, SHO said, the IG (crime against women ) Mamta Singh and other senior police officers interacted with the woman at Civil Hospital, Sector 6, as per the Indian Express reports.
There are too many cases of rape survivors killing themselves because of inadequate action taken by the police, and lack of adequate protected. Yesterday, a 15-year-old girl committed suicide after the men who allegedly gangraped her threatened her with rape again.
Earlier this year a gang rape survivor killed herself because the police delayed action against the accused in Allahabad. The police had tried to cover up the incident and did not register a FIR against the accused on the same day.
The number of rapes reported each year in Delhi has more than tripled over the years 2011 to 2016.
Delhi registered an increase of 277% from 572 in 2011 to 2,155 in 2016, according to data released recently by the Delhi Police. Only one in four rape cases leads to conviction according to India Spend.