BENGALURU: In spite of awarding sentences ranging from Life imprisonment to even death penalty, the atrocities against women in the Indian sub-continent has always been an issue of debate.
Yet another rape case, similar to that of the Nirbhaya incident in Delhi, surfaced in the outskirts of Bengaluru. A 19-year old girl, allegedly raped in a moving Bus at the outskirts of Bengaluru has approached the police station and lodged a complaint against the accused.
The incident took place in a mini-bus at Lakondanahalli cross of Bengaluru. The Police after registering an FIR said that the bus driver allegedly raped the victim while the Bus cleaner drove the vehicle. “The girl was forcefully raped by the driver in a moving Bus. An FIR has been registered and the accused will be submitted before the court soon”, a Police official said.
The Police have arrested the accused 26-year old Ravi from Shimoga, the driver of the Bus and Manjunath, 23, cleaner of the vehicle, following the registration of the FIR. The police are currently examining the crime spot and took the accused into custody to dig out the crimes-sheet of the duo.
The incident came to light when the victim approached the nearby medical hospital for medical assistance after being molested in the moving bus. The Police said that the doctors in the hospital narrated the incident to the Sulibele police and a case under IPC 376 has been registered.
This is the second such incident in Bengaluru, registered in a period of one month. On 5th October, 2015 a BPO employee was allegedly raped by a driver and his cleaner in a moving minivan and dropped the girl just before the Madiwada Police station insulting the police security in the country. The police have eventually succeeded in arresting the accused and a case is yet to be registered, the Times of India reported.
Growing atrocities against women clearly indicates the degrading standards of safety in the Urban areas of the Indian sub-continent.
“Situation turns worse if the Indian Government does not wake up even after repeated rape attacks over women. The Prime Minister must notice that bringing foreign companies to invest in India is no good when the Government itself has failed to control the atrocities against Women”, a Women welfare activist urged.