SHAME! Bandipora girl ‘repeatedly raped’ by father commits suicide
Srinagar, Apr 13: In
a shocking and equally shameful incident,a 23-year-old girl of Bandipora district was forced to commit suicide by consuming
poison after being allegedly raped by her father for many years.
The girl (name withheld), as per the local Police Station
House Officer, consumed a bottle of pesticide on Thursday. She was referred to
Bandipora district hospital and eventually shifted to Srinagar where she
breathed her last in a hospital on Friday.
The victim, as per the SHO, was allegedly raped by her
father, and the crime was reported to the police by the victim’s younger
sister, who also alleged of her father trying to do the same with her.
The body was sent for post-mortem even as the SHO said the
apparent cause of death was poisoning.
A video gone viral on social media on Saturday, shows the
younger sister of the deceased victim breaking down while trying to narrate the
“One of my uncles used to sexually assault his daughter. Then
my father followed suit, sexually abusing my elder sister for years now,” she
can be seen saying in the video.
The younger sister claimed that the father tried to make
sexual advances to her as well.
“He (father) often whispered nasty things to me which I
tried to avoid. I got so angry once that I told him categorically that I will
not remain silent if he continued to do so. I tried to inform my uncles and
grandfather about my father’s activities but received a false assurance in
return,” she says in the video.
“They casually said the matter will be sorted. One of my
uncles even threatened my elder sister that she will also be held responsible
and taken in police custody. Thereafter, she committed suicide,” the girl said,
adding that, “I am not sure if it is actually a suicide or my father poisoned
“I was also threatened by my uncles and they were planning
to get me married as soon as possible to hush up the matter but I vehemently opposed
the proposal,” the girl added.
“My grandfather also
told me that I should maintain silence over the matter but only my uncle
supported me and went to the police station with me for registering case
against my father,” she said.
The elder uncle of the victim said his brother had committed
a grave sin for which he should be hanged till death.
A local resident of the area said the victim had, a few days
before consuming poison, tried to end her life by jumping off the roof of her
“Luckily, the children in the neighborhood saw her and came
to her rescue immediately,” he said, wishing not be named.
“It was then that we came to know about the horrific
incident and all the villagers assembled together to report the issue in the
local police station,” the resident said, adding “this is a highly shameful act
that has been reported in the society. We are not able to face other villagers.
Our daughters are looking at us in suspicion which is so humiliating”.
Another resident said that there are girls in every house of
this village. “If a girl is not safe inside her house than what is the
guarantee that she will be safe outside?” he said.
He added that the culprit should be punished in a way that
everyone will take a lesson from it and that justice should be done with both
SSP Bandipora, Rahul Malik, told The Kashmir Monitor that
the case has been registered in Police Station Aragam (FIR No 04/2019 U/S
506,376,306) against the accused and investigation has been started in the
Malik said that they have already arrested the accused father.
Asked if anyone else is involved in the case, he said that
they are investigating the matter.
Chief Medical Officer, Bandipora, Dr Tajamul Hussain told
The Kashmir monitor that board of doctors comprising of a gynecologist and
senior surgeons did the autopsy of the victim and the report is with the
“Until report come, we cannot say anything,” he said.
Monitor News Bureau
Srinagar, Apr 13:
Mutahida Majlise Ulema (MMU) expressed deep shock over the shameful and
shocking incident at Bandipora district of north Kashmir stating that the
incident reflects the moral degradation in sections of society which is highly
MMU said that it’s the responsibility of one and all to
protect the moral and social fabric so that acts of such a grave concern aren’t
In a shocking and equally shameful incident,a 23-year-old girl of Bandipora
district was forced to commit suicide by consuming poison on Thursday after
being allegedly raped by her father for many years.
The spokesman said that several drives were initiated in the
past by MMU and its patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq by involving different shades of
people to create awareness about character building in the light of Quran and
“It’s time that Ulema and heads of localities to work in
tandem and ensure such incidents are prevented laying stress on every segment
of society to play its positive role,” the spokesman said.
The MMU spokesman said it was painful to see that in the
land of Sufi and saints, social evils were growing and posing a serious concern
MMU said that all segments of society should introspect
about these issues and see how they can contribute to their personal and
collective capacity to rid the society of these grave issues.