A BA final year girl student was kidnapped and brutally raped by a man named Kasim living in the same locality as her in Shahganj, Agra, UP. The girl is currently admitted in a critical state in hospital.
A heart-wrenching video made by the girl’s uncle has alleged that some hospital authorities are trying to cover up the crime by terming it an ‘accident’. He has also alleged that the accused Kasim is the nephew of a local councillor who has offered Rs 2 lakh to settle the matter. Police has arrested the accused on charges of kidnapping.
The girl left her home for classes on 23rd October and did not return. On 24th October she was found in an unconscious condition and admitted to a hospital on Fatehabad road. When her family were informed that the girl had met with an ‘accident’, they rushed to the hospital and saw that along with the girl a man named Kasim from their locality was also admitted, allegedly as an injured from the same ‘accident’.
But Kasim did not have any injuires – whereas the girl had scratch marks all over her body, both her eyes were badly swollen and she had a serious head wound as well. In a semi-conscious condition, the girl was saying things like “let me go”, “open the door”, “don’t hit me”.
In a video, the girls paternal uncle (chacha) Rajvir has made an emotional appeal for justice, while standing outside the SSP office –
Here is an exact translation of his words –
“This is not a minor case. The girl has been gang-raped. Yogi ji, Modi ji – where are you? Are you able to listen? We are distressed, we have not eaten for 4 days – we are running around with our girl here and there. Such a wrong thing has happened with us…hospitals say take her here & there, where should we take her? Should we immolate ourselves by pouring petrol? Or should we ourselves kill our girl? Is there any justice here? The madam inside (probably referring to a police officer) says that the accused has been arrested under IPC 366 (kidnapping a woman). The girl has been stabbed in the head – she is crying out in pain, saying things in a semi-conscious state like ‘let me go, open the door’ – she is trying to pull up her shalwar…the doctor says it is an accident. Let there be an accident against me…does anyone say in an accident ‘let me go’, ‘open the door’..does anyone try to wear clothes if they have an accident? There are finger-nail scratch marks over her body, and they are saying she had an accident. She has been punched on the eyes – her eyes are swollen up. No one is listening to us..”
SP City Kunwar Anupam Singh said that investigation will be conducted based on the girl’s testimony. For now, the accused Kasim has been arrested based on the complaint lodged by the girl’s family.
The girl’s condition is critical and she is being treated in hospital.