The day’s paper, unfortunately, is filled with headlines that make me cringe and sad at the same time. Stories of rape and abuse, stories of how women are not safe in their own home stare hard at me. But the most unfortunate part is, that even after so many unfortunate benchmark cases, no substantial measure has been implemented to curb the dastardly crime from claiming more lives.
I mean, what else can possibly explain the horrendous ordeal that women go through, day in and day out, irrespective of their age. In fact, there is an addition to the long list of existing accounts and it will make you question the existence of humanity!
In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old girl was abducted and raped by 4 men for 10 days in a Bengaluru lodge, reports Bangalore Mirror.
Reportedly, the minor who is a pre-university student was kept without her will at a lodge named, Classical Inn near Whitefield in Bengaluru.
But after days and multiple rapes, the police finally received the information and rescued the girl who had gone missing since October 26. The investigation even led to the arrest of four men including the owner of the lodge, identified as Raghavendra, Manoranjan Pandit, Sagar and Manju Raj.
In the most dismaying turn, the girl, in her statement told the police that she was tricked into the trap at the behest of a party that she had been invited to after college by one of her classmates.
In fact, she even turned up at the Whitefield railway station only to meet two men who claimed to be her classmate’s friends and that they’d take her to the party.
An investigating officer said,
“She was asked to wait in room number 6, saying her friend would join her. But that never happened. A little later, Sagar came and raped her, then Raghavendra, and afterwards another man named Raj.
When the hotel owner came to know about it, the men urged him not to go to the police, inviting him to rape the girl in exchange for his silence.”
The police has registered a case under Sections 376D, 368, 363, 343, 504, 506 of IPC along with Sections 4 and 6 of POCSO Act. And while Abdul Ahad, DCP (Whitefield division) has confirmed that the accused are in judicial custody, nothing changes that fact that a minor girl will bear the scars of the traumatic experience on her body and mind for her entire life.