The Indian politician daughter 14, killed herself after being gang-raped by of political rival relatives.
Men sought revenge after local government elections (photo Getty)
As raping cases increasingly as normal crime in India, many people still wonder how this misconduct will be gradually reduced. As per to the new York times, in what appears to be a particularly horrific case of what is locally-known as “Panchayat poll rivalry,” two men kidnapped the sleeping girl from her house and raped her in a nearby field last Wednesday. After the girl, her mother and family reported the crime to the police, police refused to file a report and sent the family home with only verbal assurances.
Due to the mismanagement of the situation, the girl then hanged herself in her home the same day. The girl’s mother was a candidate for a local government faction in the Mirzapur district of north-east India, and northern India has seen several cases of violence only this month due to poll rivalry.
The Times of India reports that Police have now arrested the two men allegedly charged of the rape. The Socialist Party candidate in Mirzapur, Arvind Sen, told the newspaper that the two rapists were relatives of the losing candidate in the BDC election and were seeking revenge. According to the independent, there have been several cases of violence due to the poll rivalry in northern India. At least one person was killed when two groups clashed on 23 December, while four people were killed and two injured on 20 December, both in the Uttar Pradesh region.