Uttar Pradesh has been in the limelight since last few years after the reported split and patch-up in the Samajwadi Party followed by elections and the recent sworn-in ceremony of Yogi Aditya Nath as the Chief Minister.
Apart from the complicated political equations, UP has grown infamous for the rise in crime against women. Be it the Badaun case or the Bulandshahr gangrape case, most of these incidents have been extensively covered in the news media worldwide. Even with squads like Anti-Romeo Dal, there is no security for girls and this traumatic event is a testament to the incompetence of law and order in the state.
In the latest turn of events, an incident has been reported from Lakhimpur Kheri area where two minor siblings were found dead with their heads beheaded in the sugarcane fields.
The Police have confirmed rape after post mortem. Speaking to The Logical Indian, Lakhimpur Kheri Additional Superintendent of Police, Dipendra Nath Choubey said that the autopsy was conducted from a post-mortem medical board and it confirmed rape. The Police has not arrested anybody, but two people have been detained for interrogation.
The girls aged 11 and 12 years. They had gone to the fields to collect wheat harvest on Saturday and did not return home until the evening. Next morning, their throats slit dead bodies were spotted by the villagers in the sugarcane fields, and a case was registered.
More details are awaited in the case.
UP continues to remain in the news for all the wrong reasons. It seems that the State is going to set a record of sorts with so many rape cases being reported every day. As per Times of India, there has been 161% rise in the rape cases in one year (2014-2015) and the number of cases has gone up to 9,075 from 3,467. Many cases have been reported every day which also questions the police’s efficacy in investigating them.
At the time when gruesome details of the gang rape incidents of Bulandshahr had shocked the nation, the lawlessness is rampant in Uttar Pradesh.
The Logical Indian take
In a State, where the rape videos are sold as porn, the safety of women is a big concern. Every day reports are surfacing over girls being molested, raped, assaulted and it becomes a breaking news for a while and dismissed. Justice seems far-fetched. We hope this news wakes our MPs, MLAs from their deep slumber to provide stringent laws for women’s safety.