‘At least they won’t rape me now that I’m burnt all over’ – ( Justice system is failing people and heinous crooks are getting away such kind of rapist should be hung in public instead they will get the protection of justice system and live long lives in jail paid for by taxpayers )

Posted on May 14 2019 - 6:40pm by admin

Survivor Battles 80% Burns In City Hospital
Pankhuri.Yadav@timesgroup.com

New Delhi:

Sunita (name changed) spoke softly through intense pain. Her entire body, except the face, was heavily bandaged as she lay on a bed at a city government hospital with 75-80% burns. “I wish I was dead. Nobody

wants to go through this torture. But at least people will not rape me now that I am burnt,” she sobbed.

TOI met Sunita in hospital where she is being treated after she tried to immolate herself at her friend’s house in Uttar Pradesh on April 28, 2019. Her shocking story — sold by her father for Rs 10,000, allegedly raped by several men while the UP cops repeatedly ignored her complaints — was highlighted on TOI’s front page on Monday.

The 23-year-old’s ordeal began early in life. “My father got me married off in 2009, when I was just 14. My much older husband abandoned me within a few months.” (TOI had mistakenly reported that the husband had died).

Raped by 16 men in 5 yrs, woman had a kid from rapist: FIR
An FIR has given chilling details of the ordeal faced by the Hapur woman, who set herself on fire after being sexually assaulted by several men over a long period, reports Ishita Bhatia. The FIR says the woman was raped by 16 men over five years starting 2014 after she was first ‘sold’ by her father and aunt in 2011. She even has a child from one of her alleged rapists. P 9

‘They thought I was vulnerable, available’

Within a few weeks, she was allegedly sold off by her father so that “he could buy things for his wife”. “My second husband was evil. He got me raped repeatedly by his friends and because people got to know about me being raped and harassed, they thought I was vulnerable and ‘available’. Over 20 men have raped me and threatened to throw acid on me,” she said.

Struggling to speak through excruciating pain, Sunita alleged that no matter how hard she tried to get justice, she never got any – “neither from my father nor the police”. “I lodged different complaints but was always told ‘jaanch ki ja rahi hai’. No FIR was registered from October 2018 to April 2019. I became hopeless and so decided to take my life,” she sobbed.

Her second “husband” was a friend of her father. “He thrashed me every day, raped me and forced me to work as a household help at his friends’ houses”. Unable to speak further, she looked the other side and started to cry profusely.

Pointing at her friend, Rishabh (name changed), to whom she confided, Sunita said he has been her only support through all the pain. “Her parents, two brothers and a sister have disowned her. There is nobody whom she can call her own and this is the time she needs me the most — as a friend and a partner. There is no way I’m going to leave her alone,” Rishabh said.

“She has three children, one from her first husband, one from the second and the third from one of the men who raped her,” he alleged. He said all three kids were with the second husband. “He keeps them with him to use them as weapons so that she returns to him”.

After changing two hospitals in Hapur, Sunita was finally brought to Delhi. She said to be in a stable but critical condition. “Her father is to be blamed for all her trauma,” Rishabh alleged.

Rishabh said he was waiting for her to recuperate and would marry her after she legally got a divorce. The FIR, however, says the two have already got married and also got it registered on April 22, 2019. The complaint also says she set herself ablaze at a rented accommodation in Moradabad.

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