Jihadi Gang Rape in Rajasthan

published on July 24, 2011

Minor Dalit girl gang-raped, murdered in Alwar
TNN Jul 22, 2011


ALWAR: A 17-year-old dalit girl was gangraped and brutally murdered in Sadar police station area of Alwar district on Wednesday night. The girl was stragulated by at least four men who have been arrested. The accused had dumped her body on railway tracks after murder.

Police said the victim, a resident of Jatiyana village, had gone out with her cousin in the evening and was returning home when she was intercepted by a person wearing a ‘burqa’ (veil). “The woman told her that she was scared of something and requested her to accompany her to her house. She told the girl that the house was nearby,” a police officer said.

The officer said that the victim sent her cousin home and accompanied the woman. “During the interrogation of the four men, who have been arrested for the crime, it came up that one of them had pretended to be a woman. Soon after the girl started accompanying him, three others came there,” said the officer.

He added that the girl soon realized what was happening and tried to attract the attention of others by crying for help, but they gagged her with a piece of cloth.

They took the girl to a forest area and raped her one by one. “Fearing that the girl would tell someone about the incident, they strangulated her and then dumped her body on the railway tracks,” the officer added.

He said that they threw the body on the tracks thinking that the death would be considered an accident after it would be run over by a train. However, some animals dragged the girl’s body from the tracks.

Meanwhile, the family members of the girl launched a search when she did not return home and informed the police after they could not find her.

“The body was traced about five hours after the murder. Some passers-by informed us late Wednesday night following which a team was rushed there,” said the officer.

The police have arrested four men – Iqbal, Mushtaq, Foji and Mussaddi. Interrogation of them is going on.

Tension prevailed in the village after the news of girl’s death reached them.


Minister faces protest in Alwar over girl’s murder
Rajendra Sharma, TNN,  Jul 24, 2011

ALWAR: Celebrations turned to embarrassment for the newly appointed Union minister of state for home affairs Jitendra Singh, at Alwar on Saturday. A rally organised by the local Congress unit was stopped and had to face the protest of a group of dalit women, seeking justice in a recent rape and murder case of a girl from their community.

The Congress unit had organised a rally and a felicitation programme for Jitendra Singh on Saturday. However, the rally, as it reached the venue for the felicitation, faced protest from a group of women belonged to Jatiana village in Alwar district, where a girl was recently gang-raped, murdered.

The victim’s body was recovered from railway tracks. The women alleged that the police are trying to protect the four accused who belong to an influential community. “The men from that community regularly harass the dalit women but the police do nothing to ensure our safety. The four accused are being shielded by the police themselves as they have political connections,” said Shanti Devi, one of the protesting women and aunt of the victim. The women alleged that the accused were also known to Jitendra Singh himself.

A minor shuffle broke out between the Congress workers who tried to stop the women, who were raising slogans against the minister. Jitendra Singh later met the group of women and assured them that the police had been given necessary directions. “The four accused have been arrested and irrespective of the community they belong to, they will face legal action,” said the minister

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