Hyderabad, Sept 15 : The alleged rape case of a girl from the Old City has assumed political significance with both the Majlis Bachao Tehreek and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leaders demanding stern action against the culprit and those who supported him in the crime.
A girl from the Old City, who was reported missing at Santosh Nagar Police Station in April 2012, reached her family on Saturday and informed that she was kidnapped and repeatedly raped by one Satya Prakash Singh, a canteen owner of a college. MBT Corporator Md Amjadullah Khan Khaled brought the girl to police station and lodged a complaint. The accused was later arrested by the police.
The video clips of the girl coming to police station, the statements of victim, her mother, police official and Amjadullah Khan went viral on the social networking sites and more than a dozen pages were created on Sunday seeking justice for the girl. The news coverage by certain newspapers too was widely shared by the Facebook users.
However, the FB users have ignored the basic rule that the identity of a rape victim should not be protected.
The MIM leaders too swung into action with GHMC Mayor Mohammad Majid Hussain visiting the victim’s residence on Sunday. “On my way to riyasat nagar to meet the girl who faced so much hardship which no one can imagine & witstand, she was kidnapped and raped for 17 months, I WILL STAND WITH HER AND HER FAMILY AND WILL DO MY BEST TO PROVIDE THEM JUSTICE,” Majid Hussain wrote on his Facebook wall.
About an hour later, he updated the status saying, “The house is locked , met Mr. Mohammed shoeb her cousin brother (mumere bhai), he updated me all what had happened, I assured him my party leadership stands with the girl and her family. Tld him to update the girl and her family that we will do our best so that Justice is done.”
Meanwhile, several non-governmental organisations too held protest at Santosh Nagar Police Station seeking justice for the victim and stern action against the culprits. INN