For Allah's sake, don't do this: Girl requests her rapists
In a horrific incident which once again raises questions about the state of women in India, a Dalit teen was raped by three Muslim men on September 21 in Ghosia village of Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambi district.
The accused took turns to violate her and also filmed the abuse.
Adding to the horror, her father said that cops thrashed him when he went to lodge a complaint.
They did horrible things to me: Victim
The 16-year-old teen had gone to collect fodder for her livestock when three men, identified as Mohammed Nazim (20), Mohammed Chotka alias 'atankwadi' (20), and Mohammed Badka (22), pounced on her.
"They attacked me from behind and gagged me. They did horrible things to me. I managed to escape but I fell in fields," she said in her complaint.
Allah ki kasam, mere saath mat karo: Victim told accused
According to Swarajya, the survivor kept calling the accused "bhaiya" (brother) when they harassed her.
"Allah ki kasam, mere saath mat karo (for Allah's sake, don't do this with me)," she reportedly said.
But the accused ignored her pleas. One of them even remarked that she is "lucky" that "they are only three as usually it's done by a group of over 20".
Later, villagers cornered Nazim and almost beat him to death
Notably, some villagers learned of the heinous crime and reached the spot. They cornered Nazim on the paddy field and thrashed him.
Visuals, which emerged from the spot, showed angry men raining kicks and blows on him, whose clothes were torn in the assault.
While he was arrested later, the other two accused, said to be brothers, are at large.
Reportedly, victim's father was abused at police station
Separately, a report in Aaj Tak claimed that the girl's father was manhandled at the Sarai Akil police station when he went to lodge a complaint. The officers on duty also questioned the authenticity of the victim's statements.
Furious at this, villagers staged a protest at the station.
Reports said two policemen have been taken off duty for not doing their jobs properly.
Will do whatever is required: Senior police officer
About the case, Prayagraj zone senior police officer Sujeet Pandey said the victim's medical test was done and five teams were formed to look for the rest of the accused. "We will move fast and do whatever is required," he assured.
Police are also thinking to evoke the stringent National Security Act.
Meanwhile, National Scheduled Castes Commission has taken suo moto cognizance of the case.