J&K: Daughter Commits Suicide After Being Repeatedly Raped by Father: A woman in her early 20s allegedly committed suicide after being raped for years by her father North Kashmir’s Bandipore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday (April 13), police said. The accused father has been arrested, a police spokesman said.
The woman who was a resident of Aragam Bandipora, consumed some poisonous substance at her home and was rushed to a hospital, where she died, he said. In a written complaint to the police, relatives of the woman alleged that the defunct was “raped by her father and consequently she consumed some poisonous substance” on Thursday.
SP Bandipore Rahul Malik told, “The incident was reported to us by the family. They alleged rape and suicide. We have arrested the father of the woman after registering the case.”
“After completion of medico-legal formalities, the body will be handed over to her relatives,” police said. An FIR was lodged and investigations are on.
The victim’s sister also claimed that her uncle raped his own daughter. My father got to know about this and he started doing the same with my sister, claimed the complainant. She also said that she brought the matter to the attention of her grandfather who told her not to tell anyone as it would tarnish the family’s reputation. She further alleged that her sister attempted to speak out against her father’s misdeeds on several occasions but the accused scared her by threatening to kill her. T
he sister has also claimed that her father attempted to rape her as well but she managed to save herself. More details in this regard are awaited pending further police inquiry into the matter.
Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti took to Twitter to condemn the incident. She wrote, “What kind of a sick depraved monster would do this? Society tells our girls that they shouldn’t step outdoors & stay home where they’re safe. But what if they aren’t safe even within the confines of their own homes? Who can a girl trust if not even her own father?”
Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also expressed concern over the incident. He tweeted, “Deeply shocked over this shameful and shocking incident, it reflects the moral degradation in sections of our society which is highly unfortunate. It’s the responsibility of one and all among us to protect our moral and social fabric so that such disgraceful acts aren’t repeated.”