New Delhi, Feb 1: A rape victim is always blamed for whatever has happened with her, but people hardly think about the trauma through which she goes. She always has to listenn to the taunts from others. Hardly, any sympathy!
These were the last words of the Bhilai rape victim who committed suicide after a one-year-long legal battle.
The deceased was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her room on Thursday.
According to an Indian Express report, "For six months, she had kept the alleged assault by a doctor and two police constables hidden from her family, worried about their "izzat (honour)". Her father retired as the guard of an engineering college in Nagpur, and she was the fourth of seven children.
The family lives in a two-room house. She had gone to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital in Bhilai in June 2014 for some treatment on her face when she was "raped", allegedly first by the doctor and then the two constables posted there.
"The doctor, Gautam Pandit, told her she had jaundice and kept her at the hospital for three days. He drugged her, and with constables Saurabh Bhakta and Chandra Prakash Pandey, raped her. Then for over six months, they threatened her, saying they had made a video, and even took money from her on two occasions," her brother was quoted as saying in the report.
The suicide note also accuses the Public Prosecutor of threatening the victim's family and the girl also said her lawyer, Kalpana Deshmukh, told her there was little hope of her getting justice.