‘Rape !’, It’s a Caste order
RAPE OF DALIT GIRL AT PIPALGAON SADAK , Tahsil- Lakhni, District- Bhandara, MAHARASHTRA. Our correspondant Sandeep reports…
Many of us must have read about this incidence from different sources, but to get detail first hand information, I asked one of my friend to visit the place and find the real facts regarding the actual incidence. My friend Vinod visited Pimpalgaon and asked the brother of the victim girl regarding this whole incidence. He came up with several facts which are very much shocking. Actual case as published in the newspapers is just a tip of the iceberg . The newspapers have written – the 17 year old girl , while returning to her home , after taking some groceries from local shop was abused by three fellows, taken to nearby tank , and raped. Police has arrested 3 accused and the inquiry is still going on. The actual information which I got speaks up a very different story. Actually it all started with the social tension that has arisen between the dalits and other castes during the time of Dhammachakra Pravartan Day celebrations. Before the incidence took place the victimized family had quarrels with their neighbour named Ramkrushna Behre aged 28 years. He decided to take revenge and got a chance when the girl was returning from the grocery shop taking match box with her at around 8 pm . It needs to be mentioned that her home is away from the locality and the road leading to her home was quiet deserted at that time.
Shameless Newspapers reporting only three fellows were involved in the case but actually there were five . One of them named as Ramesh Jivtode is 37 year old. All five of them took her to nearby Talab ( a small Lake )and gang raped her in turn. Finally they tried to kill her by dipping her in water. Once they were assured that the girl is dead they left the body and returned back . In fact the girl was not dead but had got unconcious. When she regained her senses, she came back to home and narrated the whole incidence to the family. She was then taken to the nearby PHC at Lakhni. She was examined their for evidences of rape and then case was lodged in police station. The accused were arrested and are in Police remand. But the shocking thing is that only 3 of them have been arrested and remainng two are still at large. One of the friend of girl named Chaya acted as witness and told whole story to the police as narrated to her by the suffering girl.
Already tainted Local political leader Mr Nana Patole then came into picture . He tried to put a premature end to the case. The family of the vistim was offered monetary help to allure them and withdraw the case. Family was even tortured by saying that they will be killed if they don¢t give in. Most interesting part of the story is statement of Chhaya the witness ; she was taken by police at local office of Chhava sangram parishad a organization headed by nana patole , organization imfamous for spreading hatred between Dalits and OBCs. The whole case is all about the atrocities faced by dalits but still atrocity act has not been lodged on the accused. The whole victimized family and the witness are pressurized by the influential people of the local area. The two doctors who examined the body are well known to us and their report can be obtained. Case is very sensitive but due to the lacunas in our system and absence of our pressure groups in our society , the fate of the case may be just like 100s of such cases of Dalit atrocities where the culprits go unpunished. So I request all of you to create substantial mechanism which will take care of such happenings in the future. There is need of organizational support to the victimized family and that must be provided. Hoping for the better future when we will be ruling and no one will dare to see towards our women with bad intensions. more details available soon….
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