Is India becoming country of rapes? Two men pull model’s skirt on busy road; lawyer molests 9-year-old girl on train; 6-yr-old raped, strangulated and left thinking her to be dead in a school

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The Hush Post: Even as the country is planning to make anti-rape laws stronger, there is no let up on cases relating to crime against women and rape and molestation cases.

Different media have reported three separate incidents which happened during last 24 hours and shook the country.

Two assailants pull model’s skirt, tell her to show what’s under it (skirt)

In the first incident that occurred in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday morning, two men tried to pull the skirt of a model who was going on a two-wheeler. Shocked and assaulted by the duo, the model lost the control over her two-wheeler and met with an accident and sustained injuries.

Two assailants pull model’s skirt, tell her to show what’s under it (skirt)
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The model took on the social media and wrote, “Two guys tried to pull my skirt while I was on my XXX and said, “dikhao Iske niche Kya hai? (Show what is under it). I tried to stop them and lost control and met with an accident.”

“It happened on one of the busiest roads and nobody tried to stop them. They ran away, and I couldn’t even see their number. I’ve never felt so helpless. I’m not the kind of girl who will just sit and watch. Those fiends ran away, and I couldn’t do anything.

“My friends took me to a nearby cafe and I tried my level best to let this incident go. Not because I’m weak, but for those thirty min, I wasn’t ready to deal with it. I was numb. I was speechless,” she writes.

“Just imagine, if I wasn’t on such a busy road. Imagine I was on a lonely street. Would those guys have stopped at trying to pull my skirt?” she questioned.

“What I want to wear is my fucking choice. Those guys don’t have any right to harass me because wearing a skirt doesn’t give you a right to behave like that. An uncle who came to help me after my fall said, ‘it’s because you’re wearing a skirt!’ I’ve never been so offended,” she said.

Lawyer molests 9-year-old girl on moving train, arrested

In second incident, an advocate from Chennai was arrested for allegedly molesting a nine-year-old girl on a moving train on Saturday. The girl was travelling with her family from Thiruvanthapuram in Kerala to Chennai and was sleeping on the middle berth on the Trivandrum Express train when she was allegedly molested by an advocate, who has been identified as KP Prem Ananth, who had contested from Chennai’s RK Nagar seat on a BJP ticket in 2006.

Lawyer molests 9-year-old girl on moving train, arrested
Trivandrum Express train and accused lawyer KP Prem Ananth (inset). -Photo courtesy ONLINEINDUS

The police said the advocate allegedly molested the girl between Salem and Erode stations on Saturday night. The girl’s family caught the lawyer after the girl screamed. Later the family handed him over to the railway police, NDTV reported.

“The child says the perpetrator had touched her breasts. The lawyer was also drunk. We are investigating,” a police officer was quoted by NDTV as saying.

The alleged incident took place on the day when the Centre cleared an ordinance, or emergency executive order to introduce death penalty for those found guilty of child sexual abuse, longer jail term for rapists and set an ambitious four-month deadline to complete investigation and trial in all rape cases.

6-yr-old raped, strangulated and left at a school thinking her to be dead

In the third incident, a six-year-old girl was raped, strangulated and left in a school in Jagannathpur village in Odisha’s Cuttack district. The accused had left the girl thinking her to be dead on Friday evening, DNA reported.

The report said the victim had gone to buy biscuits but when she did not return after some time, her family set out to search her.

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“After a frantic search for over an hour the girl was traced lying unconscious and without clothes in the school campus with blood oozing from her head and mouth,” the daily quoted the police as having said.

The victim was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital from where she was referred to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack the police.

The victim’s condition is “very critical” as she has suffered serious injuries in her head, face, neck and chest, doctors attending to her at the hospital said. Besides, there are injuries in her private parts, the doctors added.

In this connection, the police have arrested a 25-year-old man of the same village.

Odisha’s Health Minister Pratap Jena visited the hospital and later told media persons that a team of at least 13 doctors is attending to the victim.

“The state government is bearing the entire cost of the treatment and the girl is under the special care of medicine specialists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, surgeons and radiologists in the ICU of trauma pediatric unit of the hospital,” the minister was quoted as saying.

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