Rape Survivor’s Baby Sold
November 18, 2019
A very shocking incident has occured at the Panchayat in Bihar. For example, if anything happens in Bihar people go and file a complaint with the police, who then help out. This is the same with panchayats. If there is any problem they provide assistance. A Panchayat said that a 15-year-old girl was responsible for her rape. Let me tell you about what exactly happened. In Katra, Bihar local families would often send food to Maulana – similar to a Hindu priest- at the local Mosque. The girl’s family would regularly send the girl to give food to the Maulana. One day, the Maulana gave the girl sweets, which she ate. After a while she fainted and the Maulana raped her. He then continued to rape her repeatedly for two months. She was in a lot of pain and wanted to tell someone but the Maulana said that if she told anyone he would kill her. Out of fear she kept quiet for two months. Then local youth heard that the Maulana was raping the girl. However instead of helping, he also started raping her. The girl then became pregnant. The girl then became pregnant and wanted help. So she went to the Panchayat and asked for help because she became pregnant as two men raped her. But instead of helping her they said that the rape was her fault and the rapists were not at fault. They said she should have been more careful and it was her fault. The Panchayat had ordered that once her baby was born it should be sold and the money should be given to the girl. Muhammad Sadre, a member of the Katra Masjid Committee said that the baby was born last month and she was given Rs 1 lakh for it. He tried to stop this but they went ahead with the sale. The girl then went to the police and told them she was raped by two men and had given birth to a baby as well. The police were shocked that not a single person tried to help her. The police have started investigations but can not find the two rapists. They are still looking for them.