In an appalling incident of crime and exploitation reported from Uttar Pradesh, a widow woman in her late 20s was allegedly sold by her father and aunt for Rs 10,000; she was gang-raped by the person who bought her and his friends and also turned away by the cops when she approached for help.
The traumatized woman tried to commit suicide by setting herself ablaze and is now battling for her life with 80% burns at a private hospital in Delhi.
The woman who hails from Hapur in west UP was allegedly sold by his father after the death of her husband. The man who bought her had reportedly taken loans from several people and sent the woman as domestic help to the houses of his friends from whom he had taken a loan. There the woman was repeatedly raped and harassed.
On Sunday, Hapur SP said that an FIR has been registered against 14 persons under the section of rape and a probe has been initiated in the case. Also, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW)Swati Maliwal has taken up the matter and have written a letter to UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath to seek justice for the woman.
The letter said that the woman was sold to a Hapur resident and that person had borrowed money from people. In return, the woman was forced to work as a domestic help at the house of these people without any remuneration, where she was subjected to continuous harassment and gang rape.
The woman also alleged that she was approached the police officer as well as the Hapur SP but they didn’t register her complaint. The letter says let alone takes any action against the accused. DCW chairperson asked the UP CM to release adequate compensation saying that the woman had tried to burn herself to death on April 28.
A video is also been circulated on social media in which the survivor is seen saying that police did not take any action and pushed the matter away by taking money.
A probe in the matter is underway.