A teenage girl was molested during Ganesh immersion in UP’s Hardoi. The 15-year-old victim, worried about this incident, tried to commit suicide by hanging herself inside her house for fear of public embarrassment. The family saw him in time and rushed him to Community Health Center, Pehani. Seeing that his condition was serious, he was referred to Hardoi Medical College and from there he was referred to Lucknow’s Trauma Center.
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The case is of Pehani town of Hardoi. An immersion program was going on during the Ganesh Mahotsav on Monday (September 25) evening, which the 15-year-old girl also attended. It is alleged that during this time a young man named Muhammad Afzal molested the girl. On this, the crowd there thrashed the accused and handed him over to the local police. The devotees also alleged that how was it possible for a person of a different religion to come here during Ganesh immersion and what the local police was doing. After this incident, the girl was hurt and because of that she hanged herself with her dupatta at home on Tuesday morning. As soon as the family saw him, they rushed him to the hospital, from where he was referred to the trauma center in Lucknow.
The mob caught the accused and handed him over to the police.
The victim’s brother said that his sister had gone to see the Ganesh immersion programme. Meanwhile, on his way back, a Muslim youth molested him, after which he was handed over to the police in the crowd. In the morning his sister hanged herself. The brother of the deceased has demanded action.
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The police are trying to mislead.
On this whole issue, Additional Superintendent of Police Dargesh Kumar Singh says that the victim’s family did not file any complaint in the police station due to public embarrassment. A complaint of molestation has been received this morning, the police is busy searching for the accused.
(Report- Ram Srivastava)