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|Case posted by||AIDMAM Bihar|
|Type of atrocity||Rape|
|Whether the case is being followed in the court or not?||No|
|Fact finding date||Not recorded|
|Case incident date||11-Feb-2017|
|Place||Village: Not recorded
Village Kasma is located in Aurangabad district of Bihar state. It comes under the territory of Kasma Police Station. The Dalits of MiyaBigaha village does not have toilets in their house so they go for open defecation. Also Dalits are being exploited and are bound to work on low wages in the fields of dominants. Dalits are helpless to work on low wages as they are dependent for open defecation, for gazing theircattles and for their livelihood.
On the other hand dominants takes the poor situation of Dalits as granted and they keep on exploiting them. Particularly women and girls from Dalit community are more victimized and sexual exploited by the dominant caste. PunamKumari is one of the victims of such incident.
Victim PunamKumaria 15 years old girl, D/o ShivnandanBhuiyan, R/o Village- Miyabigaha, KasamTaluk, of Aurangabad District, which comes underKasma Police Station of Bihar state. Her father is a labour and they do not hold land of their own. The family belongs to SC community.
Accused Md. Imran (Abid), 25 year old, S/o BakhtawarMiyan, , also from the same Village- Miyabigaha, KasamTaluk, of Aurangabad District, which comes under Kasma Police Station of Bihar state. He belongs to Muslim Religious Minority group.
On 11-02-2017 in the evening around 07:30 PMPunamKumari went outside of her house for defecation. The accused was already there knowing that Punam will be coming there regularly. As soon as she reached, Imran went towards poonam and forcibly held her from behind and threatened her if she screams out. He shuts her mouth and dragged her in the wheat field nearby and forcefully raped her. Though she screamed continuously for help but no one could come to rescue her at the time.
After a while, Victim’s cousin brotherNagendraManjhi was going for defecation almost in the same direction. He heard the female scream for help and rushed to the spot. There he saw accused was raping her sister. By looking at Nagendra accused tried to run away but Nagendra chased him and caught him at the place of incident.Nagendra also called upon other villagers and forcibly took the accused towards his house as the accused was trying to escape. The Family members instantly informed the police about the incident. They also started scolding the victim.
In the meantime, the victim could not bear what has happened to her and was feeling very humiliated. She immediately rushed home and set fire on herself fearing social stigma due to rape. She was almost half burnt by the time the family members noticed her and somehow they rescued her in extinguishing the fire.
Immediately the family members rushed to Rafiganj Hospital by taking burnt and unconscious victim. As victim’s condition was very serious,she was referred to Magadh Medical Hospital for better treatment. They could rescue her life. On the same day around 23:15, in presence of victim’s father ShivnandanBhuiyan, the police official took victim’s statement; and on 12-02-2017 FIR has been registered. So far victim has given Rs. 2.50 lakhs as compensation.