A Jewar ‘gang-rape’ victim allegedly tried to commit suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan on Sunday early morning. The family members responded on time and rushed to the spot. The family saved the woman by taking away the scarf she was trying to tie in the ceiling fan.
The victim (50), a cab driver’s wife, is one of the four women ‘gang-raped’ by a group of six dacoits on Jewar-Bulandshahr road on May 24.
The woman lives with her husband in the neighbourhood of the three ‘gang-raped’ women. The couple has a son (28), daughter-in-law (26) and a daughter (18). Their three elder daughters are married and lived with their in-laws. The couple live in a one room set rented house.
Victim’s husband said that he was sleeping at the rooftop at night when the incident took place. “My wife woke up from sleep at around 3:00 am. She found a scarf in the room and was trying to hang herself with the ceiling fan. Our daughter woke up for seher (early breakfast for roza) and found her committing suicide. She raised an alarm and alerted other family members. I immediately got down from the rooftop and rescued her immediately,” he said. Family said that she is in shock since the ‘gang-rape’ took place.
The victim told TOI, “I am very pained over the heinous crime. I am around 50, but they did not care for my age. The criminals sexually assaulted me and other women. I have lost my respect in the society. The police have also not made any breakthrough in this case. What is the point of leading such a measurable life,” she said.
Her husband said that the state government gave compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the deceased’s family. “They have not given us any compensation. The doctors even refused to admit that the women were gang-raped. Why will a women disrespect herself by leveling such allegations?” he said. Police have detained several suspects but could not get a concrete lead in this case.