Minor raped in UP, a woman raped by rickshaw driver in Pune. Will anything ever change?

A minor raped in UP, a woman raped in Pune. Will anything ever change for women in India?

It is December 16 again, and we are still asking if things will ever change for women? On the night of December 16, 2012, a 23-year-old medical student boarded a bus with her friend little knowing that she will be brutally gangraped by six men. The incident sent shockwaves throughout the nation and people were out on the streets demanding justice for the 23-year-old girl and stricter laws for  heinous crimes like rape. But little seems to have changed since then. For on the fifth anniversary of the Nirbhaya incident, news of two brutal rapes in different parts of the country ha.

A minor was raped in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri by three men for over two months, according to NDTV. And when she and her parents reported the crime a few days ago, she was set on fire by the accused.

After learning about the incident, the girl’s parents filed a complaint with the police on Wednesday, who took no action. The girl had said that the accused threatened to kill her parents and kept assaulting her for two months.

“I had gone to the inspector in Mainpuri two days ago. They (accused) got to know about this. They came to my house today, my father, brother and mother were not at home. They poured some kind of oil on me, perhaps kerosone and set me on fire,” said the girl, who’s being treated in a hospital for 40 per cent burns.

According to the report, the sub-inspector has been suspended but none of the three accused have been arrested yet.

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In another incident in Pune, a woman was allegedly raped an autoricksha driver and his friend, and molested by another on Wednesday. According to the report, after a 23-year-old woman boarded Balaji Maruti Shinde’s (31) autoricksha, she was raped by him and and his friend Satish Jaypal Mane (23). The woman has filed a complaint in Kondhwa police station, after which Shinde and Mane were arrested but the police is looking for the third accused.

The report further states that, according to a senior police officer, “In her statement, the woman claimed that Shinde called Mane and informed him that she was alone in the rickshaw. Soon, Mane reached the spot and took her to Siddharth Nagar area, where he raped her.  The woman also said that after Mane, Shinde took her to Hadapsar area, where he raped her. After sexually assaulting her, they called their friend, who molested her.”

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