Another Priyanka lost; murder with eve
If a resourceless resists, she will be humiliated in public , if she happens to be dalit she ought to be brutally raped and be killed in daytime. The justice is well side tracked with so many managed efforts. Abberations in procedural law helps culprit instead. During trials, intimidatiion or luring witnesses is an order of the day. Police, judiciary and administration religiously dump cases after cases in non accessible files. District of Gondia in state of Maharashtra witnessed a killing recently , goes same way –
Powerlessness and low social status takes toll is obvious as said , this time it was a case of a SSC Dalit student in Gondia. A Kill that registers 1st Gender-Caste rule obvious : “Dalit women in rural places are percieved as sheer object of lust and control who must surrender to the high caste male advances “.
On 28th October 08 ,9:30 AM, school girls Sapna Dhanraj Rahate, Pooja Nilkanth Mendhe and Meenakshi Surybhan Shende resident of village Vadegaon , Post Mahagaon, Tah.Arjuni, District Gondia were going to school on their bycycles. Having seen from ½ km long, Ravindra Heeraman Shende(Higher caste fella) followed the girls on his tractor. He stopped Sapna on whom he had long time crush because of her dignified outlook even if coming from lower caste. He got hold of her with hand and started physically empowering her. She yelled for help. When her two friends (includes Minaxshi) turned around they saw accused holding Sapna’s hand and trying to molest her. The victim at this juncture , escaped from the clutches , got on her bicycle and drove away as fast as she can. Accused chased her with his tractor from behind. But with a dash from tractor, Sapna fallen down, tracter did not stop. Sapna died on the spot as fore-wheels of the tractor passed across her head. Other two girls remained silent witness to this murder. The reason they could not find out which were indirectly visible in superiority out of caste and gender.
Earlier, on 20th October accused warned Sapna, if she doesnt behave according to his whims and fancies, she would not escape easily and he cant do anything stopped due to his power and claut. Shockingly, according to victim’s father, Sapna was appearantly molested earlier by the accused.
The police had arrested the accused u/s 302, 279, 354 of I.P.C., section 3(1)(x) , 3(1)(xi) of Prevention of Atrocity Act and sections 184, 134, 177 of Motor Vehicles act . Surprisingly, Sessions court released accused on bail. Mr. Palve, the investigation officer, confirmed because ambiguity in F.I.R. court granted the bail . He further added that court did not found it worth to call investigation officer or police station.
IT is also learnt from Atrocitynews sources that the accused’ bail application was neither opposed nor pleaded out as none of the counsol from the police was there to argue. The further investigation is going on under the direction of Dy.S.P. Mr. Palve. The fate of justice is in quandrum thas for sure..
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