Com. Jharna Das Raises the Issue of Increasing Rape Cases of Young Girls in India

Date: 
July 24, 2017

Sir, I would draw the attention of this august house about a 16-year-old national-level Kabaddi player was allegedly raped by a man in his thirties who identified himself as a Chhatrasal Stadium official.

The teenager was outside the stadium premises; a man approached her introducing himself as a stadium official. He later asked her to sit in his car under the pretext of showing around the complex and served her drinks laced with sedatives.

The victim, however, could not recollect the events after that and has not been able to identify the accused
The girl is in trauma. As per a data release by the Delhi Police until June 15 this year, the number of rape cases reported each year in the national capital has more than tripled over the last five years. An increase of a jaw-dropping 277% from 572 in 2011 to 2,155 in 2016.

The Nirbhaya incident in 2012 has forever changed the way Delhi is witnessed by the other states across India, by normal people and also the other countries. The spike in rape cases following that heinous incident has been absolutely alarming.

A 32% increase, to be precise, according to the Delhi Police data.

The question we ask now is what exactly are the plenty of help-lines set up for women's safety, or in that case, the Nirbhaya Fund and its plenty of promises, actually doing to help the commoners?

Another case is of a 10-year-old girl rape survivor who had been raped several times, allegedly by her maternal uncle.  She was 26 weeks pregnant.

The case has left many medical experts dumbfounded as they have rarely come across a girl getting pregnant at such a tender age.

Her pelvic bones are not fully developed in girls at this age. The victim is six months pregnant, as revealed by her ultrasound reports. She cannot abort the child also as per the law. 

The brutal gang rape and murder of a young girl in Jewar, near Simla, H.P. The incident is as ghastly as the infamous case of Nirbhaya in Delhi in 2012. A 16-year-old girl was raped and murdered on 4 July in Kotkhai, Himachal Pradesh.  Police found her body in Halaila two days after she went missing on her way home from school. The postmortem report had confirmed rape and death by strangulation, and revealed that she had deep injuries all over her face and body.

In a horrific incident, a three-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and brutally tortured with needles by her mother's employer, in West Bengal. The elderly man who has been identified as
The minor whose mother works as a maidservant for the accused is a resident of West Bengal's Purulia district. The victim was admitted to the SSKM hospital with needle injuries and a broken arm.

Payel Murasingh was a student of class nine in South Taibandal ADC village, Tripura . The victim's naked body laying in the rubber garden. The victim’s family depended on farming for their livelihood and are below poverty line. A BJP worker was arrested for this crime. When in Tripura a culprit is arrested then why it is in not in other states.

Sir, what is happening to the slogan Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign, we demand strict action against the culprit and give adequate compensation to the girls and this house should condemn these incidents also.