35 year old Satendra was arrested from Gurgaon. Satendra is accused of raping a 6-year-old girl, who used to call him uncle. When the girl went to the accused’s room to play, the accused was watching obscene videos on his mobile.
He committed this heinous act by locking the room and threatened the girl not to tell anyone. When the girl’s mother saw the girl, she was shocked to see her condition and when she inquired about her daughter, she got information about the entire incident.
Just last week, the accused who raped a 6-year-old girl in Noida was shot by the police and was injured while trying to escape after snatching the pistol of the police inspector. FIR has been registered against accused Saurabh under POCSO.
Similarly, 5 days ago, Salamat Ali Ansari was arrested from Madhub. on charges of rape and brutal murder of a 6 year old girl. The accused committed the crime in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. The girl was brutally murdered and her body was hidden in a bucket.
Last month, a heart-wrenching incident came to light from Darjeeling in West Bengal. The 68 year old devil was preying on a 9-10 year old girl for a month. Whenever the girl was alone, he would come home and rape her. He used to give Rs 10 every time to silence the crying girl and also threatened to kill her.
At the same time, on September 1, a similar incident was reported from Meerut where a minor girl was raped in a field. He is the 40-year-old neighbor who raped the girl. FIR under POCSO in both the cases. is registered. According to the villagers, both of them are drug addicts and have sexually exploited girls and women many times in the past.
The rape and murder of a 3-year-old innocent girl in Gorakhpur in the month of August also raised the question as to where India, which is climbing the ladder of economic progress, stands in social matters. The innocent girl was sleeping outside the house with her mother.
The stigma of hum.ty kidnapped him from there. As soon as the incident was reported, the police started searching for the person who could be accused of rape or sexual violence. The police did not have to work hard.
The accused who raped his own niece was out on bail. During intense interrogation he confessed to kidnapping the girl, raping her, killing her and then raping the body, according to some media reports.
Such incidents are neither the first nor the last. At stake is our hum.ty, decency and devotion to duty, where a little debate, a little candlelight march, a little more protection of girls, a little abuse of law and order will get us out of the bind. Then in some corner of the country some girl or minor will be made a victim of lust. We will then wake up for a few moments and the same process will be repeated.
On July 25, 2023, a similar incident came to light in Barabanki when a 40-year-old criminal raped a 5-year-old girl from the neighborhood. They inserted the cane into the girl’s private parts, strangulated her and threw her dead into the lake. That girl had to suffer. She survived. According to the doctors treating her, her private parts were so damaged that she would never be able to become a mother.
In July itself, the Rajasthan Pali incident took place where a 50 year old relative tried to rape a 5 month old girl but failed. The mother became suspicious after seeing the blood soaked girl and blood on the clothes of the accused.
This month, the incident of rape and murder of a 5-year-old girl in Kerala had attracted a lot of attention. The police apologized publicly, but what is the use of this apology? Police stations are full of such cases.
These are the main events of a month or two that have appeared in the news. A naked dance of barbarity is going on every moment and we are not able to prove anything as society, family, law, administration and as humans.
According to data from a report released in 2021 by the National Crime Records Bureau, at least 90 minor girls are raped every day in the country. Cases have been registered under Indian Penal Code section 376 (rape) and sections 4 (punishment for penetrative sexual assault) and 6 (punishment for aggravated sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act.
The age profile of 33,503 victims in cases under sections related to the most heinous sexual offenses under POCSO shows how distorted our thinking has become. Of them, 675 were children under six years of age. 3,297 victims were children aged 6 to 12 years. 13,256 girls were between 12 and 16 years of age and 16,275 victims were between 16 and 18 years of age.
It is also noteworthy that 317 of these victims were boys. Me.ng girls are girls, now even children are not safe. Statistics also show that 96% of girls who are victims of sexual crimes are relatives, family members or acquaintances.
It is not that these problems do not have solutions. There is a solution but there is a lack of will power. We are not even capable of excluding men blinded by lust from the family. When such cases come to light, their shortcomings are covered up or the girl herself is blamed.
Bail is granted if a case is registered by mistake. And the irony here is that it is the women in the family who take the side of the men. If you are unmarried then you are also married.
The burden of public shaming is placed solely on women, even if it is a 5-year-old girl. In the Pali case, fearing alleged public embarrassment, the parents filed suit weeks later. It is a bitter truth that due to this fear many cases are not registered.
Wonder what is the culture that violates the exploited “boundaries”? One who commits indecent acts, inhuman acts, does not feel that he has lost his dignity.
Before defending the male-dominated mentality, the society should think about its long-term consequences. Propagation of obscenity on media is increasing and society is no less guilty for this. For cheap popularity and earning, obscene videos are being made and posted on social and digital media.
People who make and show videos earn money, but the effect of such obscene content is seen in the form of disgusting actions of obscene men. What kind of future we are preparing for our daughters should be a matter of concern for all members of the society. Otherwise greedy commercial immorality will destroy and corrupt our social fabric.