Horrific News from India

 
 Thanks Judy for  showing me this story. These horrible crimes against women continue to  happen.  It is important for this news to be heard as a blight on India, the world’s largest democracy.  The Indian government needs to  make a stand against crimes against women and children and punish quickly and  severely these men who act in such evil ways. 
 

WOMEN DRAGGED OUT OF THEIR CARS AND RAPED BY JAT PROTESTERS ON NH1

The victims stated that a mob of about 30 men set vehicles on fire, women were dragged out of their cars, stripped, and raped in the nearby fields. Nearby residents of villages Hassanpur and Kurad ran over to help the terrified women who’d been laying in the fields for several hours after being brutally raped.

The villagers brought clothes for the women and provided care until further help came.

An eyewitness told the Tribune:

“Three women were taken to Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba and united with their families in the presence of senior police officers. They appeared lifeless. District officials who arrived there, instead of investigating the matter, persuaded the families to take the women home. Many were provided transport,” said an eyewitness, who did not want to be identified.

Amrik Singh of Sukhdev Dhaba learnt of the incident at around 3am when travellers heard the women crying near his place of business.

Another eyewitness responded to after police broke the blockade with a lathicharge, “They threw stones at other vehicles that had arrived there in the meantime, forcing the occupants to flee. Some women who were left behind were sexually assaulted,” the eyewitnesses said.

Nearby villagers who helped the victims are terrified because they believe the police and local officials will shield the criminals and come after them for testifying.

A nearby dhaba owner told reporters that 4 women hid inside his water tank to take refuge after several men were looking for women to rape.

He told the Tribune:

“We turned off the lights so as not to attract the attention of the goons. The hapless women remained there for hours till they were escorted out at daybreak.”

The police denied the allegations by stating them to be rumors however eyewitness accounts paint a different story.

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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4 Responses to Horrific News from India

  1. Absolutely horrific 😦

  2. Ompong says:

    Why are women in India being treated like this? Are there any human rights group there to stop this kind of atrocity? It’s fortunate that there’s someone bringing this out to the light.

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