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|Case posted by||AIDMAM Bihar|
|Type of atrocity||Gang Rape|
|Whether the case is being followed in the court or not?||No|
|Fact finding date||Not recorded|
|Case incident date||24-Mar-2017|
|Place||Village: Not recorded
Bihta village is located in the district of Aurangabad of Bihar state;where the population of Scheduled Caste is very less as compared to Rajputs who belongs to Genereal category who also dominant caste in the area. As Dalits in the village are economically and policitally very behind they are exploited by the Rajputs by making Dalits to work in their field and in their house and paying very less wage or no wage saying that they are born to serve the dominant caste. If anyone raises their voice, then they control them by beating or threatening them.
Among them Saroj Singh S/o Ram Singh, Nikhil Singh S/o Krishna Singh, Chandan Singh S/o Sachita Rawani and Rajkumar Saw S/o Bhuletan Saw are the few among the dominant caste who try to suppress dalit community and are gangsters in the village.
Saroj Singh and Nikhil Singh give very less wages for the labours from Dalit community who works in their houses. They show their dominant powere on Dalits and always victimize them by beating up, giving fewer wages, teasing Dalit women folk, making generic comments, etc on the Dalits particulary women.
Five years ago in an incident Rampravesh Ram of the same villge has been beaten up very badly in public when his cattle went in the field of Saroj Singh for graze. His torture doesn’t stophere; three years ago he even had beaten up Rampravesh Ram’s wife for plucking of green leaf vegetable. When both the victims were going to file case against Saroj Singh, somehow he manipulated and stopped them from making complaint against him.
Susequently he also committed a serious crime of gang rape of a dalit minor girl AAsha Kumari on 24.03.2017 along with his friends Nikhil Singh, Chandan Singh and Rajkumar Saw.Victim AAasha Kumari is of age 14 years, D/o Surender Choudhry R/o Bihta, Taluk – Shekhpura,PS- Haspura, and District- Aurangabad of Bihar state.She is a dropped out from school and was doing house help with her mother.
On the day 24.03.2017 early in the morning around 2.30 am victim AashaKumari went to the field for easing herself just near to her house. During that time Saroj Singh 35 years old S/o Ramashish Singh and Nikhil Singh 27 years old S/o Krishna Singh belong to the Rajput community from the same village Bihta came to the spot, held her from the back, tied her mouth and eyes and took her to Utprerak Kendra, nearby government school. They took her to the to the upstairs room where they closed her down inside and locked the door from inside. Chandan Kumar Singh 26 years old, S/o SachchitaRawani and Rajkumar Saw, 17 years old S/o Bhuletan Saw the other two accused were already there at Utpreratak Kendra. So everything was preplanned by the four accused and kidnapped the victim.
Chandan Kumar then forcefully undressed her and gave some intoxicant made her unconscious. Then the accused raped her taking turn one after one. Whenever she regains conscious she was beaten up,was again and again given the intoxicant and repeatedly making her unconscious and they also threatened her to be killed. This continued from 24.03.2017 early morning to 25.03.2017 late evening and she was continuously raped by the four accused. Till then the family was in search of her and could not find her.
On 25/03/2017 evening around 8:00 pm the perpetrators opened the door and went away leaving her in the room. After they left, the victim ran to her house and told everything to her mother. Immediately the family and the neighbours after listening to her went in search of the accused but they could get only Rajkumar saw. With the angry they also beat him up. On 26/03/2017 around 10:00 am the victim along with her family reached to Haspura Police Station and told everything to Police Station In-Charge. Then the victim along with family is sent to Aurangabad women police station. The woman police In-charge of the police station asked everything in detail and wrote down the FIR (FIR No. 09/17).
On 27-03-2017, victim along with her parents and a lady police went to Sadar Hospital Aurangabad for medical inspection. Then on the same day after medical inspection the victim has been taken to Aurangabad Court to register statement u/s 164.
The FIR includes the following sections: I.P.C - 341, 342, 376, 506& 4 POCSO Act, SC/ST (PoA) Act, 1989 - 3(1)(R)(S), 3(1)(w)(II), 3(2)(v). So far only one accused Rajkumar saw has been arrested and others are absconding. The victim’s family has been threatened by the accused Saroj Singh for taking the case back otherwise the victim and family will be thrown out from the village.