In a disturbing case of child sexual abuse in Assam, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped and impregnated by two members of her family, including her paternal uncle and his son. The incident happened in the Golaghat district of Assam. The incident occurred seven months ago at Uriamghat in the Dhansiri Subdivision, where the victim was harvesting paddy at her uncle’s house.
Details of the Incident in Golaghat District of Assam
The victim’s ordeal came to light when a medical examination revealed that she was six months pregnant. Following this, her family lodged a complaint with the Uriamghat police headquarters of Assam. According to sources, two people have been detained by the Assam police, and the survivor has been taken to a doctor for a checkup.
This is yet another case of child sexual abuse in Assam, a state that has been grappling with rising incidents of such heinous crimes. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Assam recorded the highest number of crimes against children in the country in 2019. The state saw 3,864 cases of crimes against children, including rape, abduction, and murder.
The Assam government has taken several measures to address the issue, including setting up special courts for the speedy trial of cases related to sexual offences against children. However, the problem persists, and there is a need for greater awareness and sensitization among the public to prevent such crimes from taking place.
Horror in Delhi school: Class 5 student gang-raped, 54-year-old peon arrested; 3 others absconding
In another shocking incident, a Class 5 student at an MCD-run school in Delhi was allegedly gang-raped by a 54-year-old peon and his three accomplices on March 14. The accused peon has been arrested, while efforts are being made to apprehend his associates.
The victim had stopped going to school since the incident and also skipped her final exams. When the student’s teacher contacted her brother and enquired about her absence from the final exams, the incident came to light. The victim was sent to Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital where a medical examination was conducted, and she was counselled.
The Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) has issued a notice to the city police and the MCD in connection with the incident. The DCW chief has expressed serious concerns about the safety of girl students, saying, “If the girl child is not safe even in school then where is she?”
The MCD has issued show cause notices to the principal of the school and the class teacher for not taking prompt action and not informing the higher authorities immediately. The principal of the Ghazipur school, along with her fellow teachers, reported the incident to the police on Wednesday. A case has been registered under sections 363 (kidnapping), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc., with intent to commit an offence), 376D (gangrape), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at Gazipur police station.
Sexual abuse and rape cases have been on the rise in India, especially against minors. These incidents highlight the need for stricter laws and measures to prevent such heinous crimes. It is important to create awareness among children and parents about sexual abuse and encourage them to speak up and report such incidents. Additionally, schools and educational institutions must have stringent policies and protocols in place to ensure the safety of their students. It is high time for society to take a stand against such crimes and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
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