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Another Dalit Student in UP Raped and Killed

According to the reports, On Tuesday in Gaisari village of Balrampur, a 22-year-old Dalit college student was raped and brutalized.

Two individuals have been arrested in connection with the crime.

On Tuesday the second-year student has gone to the college in a nearby town to pay her fees, She also worked in a private firm her family told.

The family made several attempts to contact her on her phone, as the girl did not return home till late in the evening.

Later that night, the woman reportedly came back home in a rickshaw in a semi-conscious state. She had a cannula injected on her forehead which showed that she had undergone treatment.

The family members told that the woman looked dazed and in a serious condition. The family rushed her to a local hospital, but she died on the way.

The woman was lethally injected before she was raped, the family alleged.

Dev Ranjan Verma, Balrampur Superintendent of Police told that: “The family said that the woman did not reach home on time on Tuesday. They tried to contact her but could not get in touch. After some time, she came home in a rickshaw with a glucose drip attached to her arm and she was in a bad state. The relatives took her to a hospital but she died on the way.”

She was unable to speak when she came back home and could only manage to utter the words “I am in a lot of pain, I won’t survive.” The victim’s mother said.

“She had gone to get her admission done at 10 in the morning. We have the receipts. On her way back, 3-4men forcibly put her in their car, injected her and raped her. The accused broke her back and her legs and sent her back in a rickshaw. She had no strength left to even walk,” the mother to the reporters.

The reports about her limbs and waist being broken are false and these injuries have not been confirmed in the autopsy report. The Balrampur Police told in a tweet.

The Balrampur Police registered a case against the two accused Shahid and Sahil on charges of gangrape and murder on Wednesday night, based on a complaint filed by the victim’s brother.

The police also revealed that the victim was raped in the back room of a grocery store in the Gaisari village as the victim’s sandals were found outside of the room and the owner of the grocery is said to be the mastermind of the crime.

It also revealed that the accused had tried to get the victim treated after raping her, according to the Police investigation.

The called a nearby doctor to come and see the victim, by the doctor got suspicious of the situation and refused to her in the absence of a guardian.

“A boy named Sahil came to call me around 5 pm. He took me to his uncle Shahid’s grocery shop. When I reached there, they told me to see a patient from their family. I saw that the room was empty and asked them who the woman was. They told me she is the daughter of a government secretary. I said I will not treat her until a woman or elder from the vicinity is present. They told me to go back to my clinic and said they will call the secretary and get the victim to my clinic. I do not know where they went after that,” the doctor told local reporters.

The doctor also said that the victim did not have an IV drip attached when he saw her.

In what seems to be a replay of the Hathras incident, the Balrampur victim was also cremated in a hurry late on Tuesday night amidst a heavy police deployment.

According to the locals the funeral procession was conducted with the permission of the victim’s family. The last rites were performed immediately after a post-mortem was conducted on the body.

Akhilesh Yadav Samajwadi Party chief Reacting to the incident, in a tweet in Hindi said, “After Hathras, a girl has been gang-raped in Balrampur and she has now succumbed. The BJP government should not indulge in a cover-up like in Hathras and must immediately take strict action against the culprits.”


source: with input from ians