Four suicide bids by rape victim in Muzaffarnagar after her video surfaced, says family

He father, a 50-year-old farmer, said, Every time I speak to her, she tells me that she does not want to live. Why did she not tell us what she was undergoing all these years?

Written by Aditi Vatsa | Muzaffarnagar | Updated: January 20, 2016 9:21 am
gangrape, rape, danish woman rape, danish woman gangrape, delhi news Two days ago, the family shifted her to a relative’s house in Muzaffarnagar town, said the brother.

A 25-YEAR-OLD woman from a Muzaffarnagar village in western Uttar Pradesh, whose alleged gangrape in 2013 was recorded on video and circulated on WhatsApp last week, tried to commit suicide four times in the last seven days, her family members told The Indian Express.

According to her father and younger brother, the suicide attempts happened after she lodged an FIR on January 16, soon after the video was circulated, naming two accused and claiming that she was being blackmailed, and that her marriage had ended as a result. Later, the woman named four others involved in the case.

Two days ago, the family shifted her to a relative’s house in Muzaffarnagar town, said the brother.

“Ever since she told us and the police about the rape and blackmail, which had been going on for around three years, the entire family has been distraught. We sent her to a relative’s house two days ago where someone is by her side all the time. After the video was circulated, she has been extremely disturbed. She tried to take her life four times. Once she ran to the terrace and was about to jump from the building. We managed to save her,” said her brother.

Pointing to a room next to the verandah of her house, the brother said, “A few days ago, she locked herself in the room. We broke open the door and found her trying to hang herself. There was a noose around her neck and she was trying to reach for the ceiling. Two more times, she had locked herself in this room and we had to break open the door. We removed all sharp objects that were in the room.”

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He father, a 50-year-old farmer, said, “Every time I speak to her, she tells me that she does not want to live. Why did she not tell us what she was undergoing all these years? Can there be a greater failure for a parent? If she could not have told me, she could have told her mother or her sister. The matter could have been resolved, police complaint filed and action taken right then. She would not have to suffer so much.”

A postgraduate from a university in Khatauli, the rape survivor was married nearly two years ago. According to her family, when her husband and his family came to know that she was getting incessant calls from the accused, they allegedly threatened to kill her.

“She fled from her husband’s house and came here about a year ago. When she told us that they had threatened to kill her, we refused to let her go back. She has been separated from her husband ever since and divorce proceedings are underway in a local court,” her father said.

“We have not stepped out of the house since this video and photos were circulated. I do not have the strength to face anyone. We have run out of tea and other essentials but I could not muster the courage to step out. It is only when my sister from Delhi reached here that we have started eating. My nephew goes out to buy something. This is harvesting season and our fields have been neglected,” he said.

On Tuesday morning, the village bore a deserted look with three shops dealing with DVDs, computers and other electronics sealed amid heavy police deployment. The houses of the six accused were locked with neighbours claiming that their families had fled.

On the basis of the FIR, two men — Irshad and Nazar Mohammad — were arrested by the police on Monday. “The complainant gave four more names and alleged that they were involved too. We are gathering evidence against them and the search is underway. A case under relevant sections of rape and blackmail — 376, 506 among others — have been invoked. Three shops in the village have been sealed, and mobile phones and CDs seized. We are conducting a search to ensure that these images and video do not get circulated further. The role of these shops are also being probed. We have managed to identify one accused in the video and he has been arrested,” said K B Singh, SSP Muzaffarnagar.

This is the second such incident reported from Muzaffarnagar district in the last one week. Five days ago, a 40-year-old ASHA worker (Accredited Social Health Activist) had committed suicide after she was raped and a video of the incident circulated on WhatsApp.

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First Published on: January 20, 2016 3:00 am
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    Payal Das
    Jan 21, 2016 at 6:27 am
    I would suggest, just to remove private parts of the said culprits and throw away for crows and vultures. Everything will come to proper track.
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      anil
      Jan 20, 2016 at 4:57 am
      See..How these uncultured dirty muslims raped a Hindu lady to death . Where are the award-wapsi jamat now ? Islam is a threat to mankind and mohammad was a demon to introduce it.
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        disgusted
        Jan 20, 2016 at 12:07 am
        Yugpurush mum on this too???
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          Islam is
          Jan 20, 2016 at 3:11 am
          .17 year old hindu boy burned alive by 3 muslims in pune 2 days ago, no news in media. Muslims asked him his name and asked if he is Hindu, when he said yes, they poured kerosene on him and burned, he died in hospital. Kill jurnos for their atrocities on hindus, kill them wherever u find them
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            Islam is
            Jan 20, 2016 at 3:11 am
            17 year old hindu boy burned alive by 3 muslims in pune 2 days ago, no news in media. Muslims asked him his name and asked if he is Hindu, when he said yes, they poured kerosene on him and burned, he died in hospital. Kill jurnos for their atrocities on hindus, kill them wherever u find them
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              Islam is
              Jan 20, 2016 at 3:11 am
              17 year old hindu boy burned alive by 3 muslims in pune 2 days ago, no news in media. Muslims asked him his name and asked if he is Hindu, when he said yes, they poured kerosene on him and burned, he died in hospital. Kill jurnos for their atrocities on hindus, kill them wherever u find them,,
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                Islam is
                Jan 20, 2016 at 3:55 am
                17 year old hindu boy burned alive by 3 muslims in pune 2 days ago, no news in media. Muslims asked him his name and asked if he is Hindu, when he said yes, they poured kerosene on him and burned, he died in hospital. Kill jurnos for their atrocities on hindus, kill them wherever u find them,./,./,./../
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                  Islam is
                  Jan 20, 2016 at 3:11 am
                  17 year old hindu boy burned alive by 3 muslims in pune 2 days ago, no news in media. Muslims asked him his name and asked if he is Hindu, when he said yes, they poured kerosene on him and burned, he died in hospital. Kill jurnos for their atrocities on hindus, kill them wherever u find them..
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                  1. I
                    Islam is
                    Jan 20, 2016 at 3:11 am
                    17 year old hindu boy burned alive by 3 muslims in pune 2 days ago, no news in media. Muslims asked him his name and asked if he is Hindu, when he said yes, they poured kerosene on him and burned, he died in hospital. Kill jurnos for their atrocities on hindus, kill them wherever u find them...
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                    1. I
                      Islam is
                      Jan 20, 2016 at 3:11 am
                      17 year old hindu boy burned alive by 3 muslims in pune 2 days ago, no news in media. Muslims asked him his name and asked if he is Hindu, when he said yes, they poured kerosene on him and burned, he died in hospital. Kill jurnos for their atrocities on hindus, kill them wherever u find them.....
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                        Islam is
                        Jan 20, 2016 at 3:55 am
                        17 year old hindu boy burned alive by 3 muslims in pune 2 days ago, no news in media. Muslims asked him his name and asked if he is Hindu, when he said yes, they poured kerosene on him and burned, he died in hospital. Kill jurnos for their atrocities on hindus, kill them wherever u find them..,,..,,,
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                          Islam is
                          Jan 20, 2016 at 1:59 am
                          All the time muslims rapists, may it be Cologne of germany or stutgart or Uttar pradesh of India, always muslims raping non muslim women and media supporting them. Its time to teach media a stern lesson. Keeping them alive is crime against humanity, Burkha dutt is not human nor does Shekhar gupta or rajdeep sardesai, they have no right to live life amongst other humans, its dangerous.
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                            Islam is
                            Jan 20, 2016 at 2:00 am
                            Kill them and their family members, every muslim terrorirsts family must be destroied and killed
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                              Islam is
                              Jan 20, 2016 at 2:00 am
                              Slaughtering indian jurnos on street is only way ahead for hindus to survive. NO other way, trust me, words or jail can never hurt them, only bullets can
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                                Islam is
                                Jan 20, 2016 at 4:09 am
                                Sonia Miano tere ma ki ch000t, raul vinci, dont deserve to live on this hindu land
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                                  Islam is
                                  Jan 20, 2016 at 4:37 am
                                  murdering jurnos is only way ahead for hindus to survive in india or anywhere on this planet
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                                    KK
                                    Jan 20, 2016 at 11:15 pm
                                    Now it's "rape jihad". Wake up Hindus or loose your country forever.
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                                      jay desouza
                                      Jan 20, 2016 at 2:18 am
                                      All the rapists (irrespective of their religion/caste/color/political party) should be beheaded by public immediately. Do not wait for justice from SP.-JDU or RJD or any other administration.
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                                        Babu
                                        Jan 20, 2016 at 4:44 am
                                        In laloo raj there was nota single Hindu Muslims fight in Bihar because laloo didn't let rss take police cver to fight against Muslims Mulayam shuld use same technique of tackling these anti national rss these. 30 % cowards weak race can't fight Muslims without police protection
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                                          R. Singh
                                          Jan 19, 2016 at 11:57 pm
                                          Rahul hi not there for photo opp?
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                                            Sourabh Kumar
                                            Apr 18, 2016 at 1:50 pm
                                            Disgusting religion of world----gt; ISLAM
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