The nation is shocked after the horrific rape incidents that are being reported one after another and women safety in the country has become a myth, but rape-related cases don’t seem to have a hold.
Irrespective of the outrage over the death of the Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze by her accused, the police in the Uttar Pradesh district, Unnao remain as insensitive as ever.
A woman in Hindupur village, the same place where the rape victim had been raped and set on fire on Thursday, alleged that the police refused to file her complaint after some men had attempted to rape her.
The police allegedly asked the woman to come with her complaint after the rape had taken place.
“Rape toh hua nahi, jab hoga tab aana (Rape has not happened, come when it happens),” is what a cop at the police station told the woman.
The woman, whose complaint has not been registered, said that three men from the village attempted to rape her some months ago when she was on her way to buy medicines.
“I was going to take my medicines. These three men stopped me and started pulling my clothes. They also attempted to rape me,” she said.
Later, she has also identified the accused.
When she decided to file a complaint with the police, they asked her to leave and come after the rape has happened.
“I have been going to the police station for over three months, but no one is listening to my case,’’ she added.
After the incident, I called 1090 (women helpline) and they asked me to Dial 100 but they asked me to report the matter to Unnao police,” she said.
She alleged that the three accused have been threatening to kill her as well.
“They come to my house every day and threaten me with dire consequences if I file a complaint,” the woman said.
Unnao has been at the centre of nationwide outrage after a rape victim was allegedly set on fire by the rape accused on Thursday morning. The woman was on her way to the railway station to catch an early morning train to Rae Bareli for a court hearing in connection with the rape case when she was stopped by the accused.
The victim after battling for her life with more than 90 per cent burns for almost 40 hours, died following a cardiac arrest on Friday night at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.