Rape is the fourth most common crime in India. The level of rape cases in the country is rising at an alarming rate. It is learnt that most of the rape cases were committed by someone known to the victim.
In another horrific incident in Bihar, a minor daughter was allegedly raped by her own father for over 5 years. It has been reported that the accused has been raping his one minor daughter as well as sexually harassing the other two minor daughters for several years. The shocking incident took place in Begusarai district of Bihar.
It has been reported that with the help of Bajrang Dal leader Shubham Bharadwaj, the matter was reported to the police. Later, the accused, identified as Mohammad Maufiz, was arrested by police for sexually exploiting his three minor daughters. It has been learnt that Maufiz used to make obscene video calls and send sexually explicit pictures to his daughters while he was staying in Dubai. The accused has been booked under the provisions of POCSO Act. The incident came to light when the victim lodged a complaint at Nileshwaram police station.
When Salma (name changed), the eldest daughter of the accused was asked about the case, she said that she is turning 18 soon but her father has been raping her since she was only 12-13 years old.
According to Salma, Maufiz has forcefully established physical relations with her on 2-3 occasions. She told that he used to strip down her two sisters Nagma (name changed) who is 14-years old and Farheen (name changed) who is 12-years old in order to make physical relations with them as well. Salma said that she could not even sleep because the accused would slip his hand under her clothes every now and then and would try to establish sexual relation with her.
Salma revealed that she along with her sisters had informed her mother about her father’s behaviour but their mother thought that they might have taken their father’s affectionate gestures in the wrong way.
However, when their father’s activities had gone from bad to worse, the daughters presented evidence to their mother which astonished her. When their mother talked to her husband about it, instead of listening to her, he started fighting with her.
According to the victim, initially their mother did not say anything to their father as she was afraid to take the issue outside the family. They both used to fight each other but one day, their mother threatened their father to tell everything to her brother. Thereafter, Maufiz conspired to get rid of their mother and pushed her down near Baliya station to kill her. However, when she survived the attack and started recovering, he brought her to Begusarai and gave her wrong medical treatment which killed her.
According to Salma, since her mother’s death, Maufiz has been forcing her for marriage and he kept the daughters in captivity. They did not even have a phone to tell their plight to anyone. One day they gathered courage to tell their maternal grandmother everything. Their maternal grandmother told everything to their maternal uncle who immediately took action.
When Bajrang Dal leader Shubham Bharadwaj got to know about the matter, he rescued the victim and financially helped her. According to Bharadwaj, the victims contacted him yesterday only after which he brought the matter to police where a complaint was filed and accused was nabbed.