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Heinous sins by Cops and Rapists

Barely 10 days after the police arrested the skating instructor Mustafa in connection with the rape of a six year old student in a private school in Marathahalli, the police said that Mustafa was not directly involved in the rape of the child. Bangalore Rape case is an example of how media and police ruins someone’s life. Investigation is a time consuming process but police has zero credibility so people put pressure on them to find the culprit immediately. The cops have ruined many lives to satisfy the Media and White collar Indians. Scores of innocents have been jailed for years and released, the Bangalore top cop Auradkar should be suspended for maligning an innocent, and also should be arrested for ruining the life of an ordinary person. Mustafa, who joined Vibgyor High School in 2011, was arrested by police stating they had found pornographic content relating to children in the laptop recovered from him. He was accused and arrested for alleged rape of a 6-year old student. Before he was produced in court or declared guilty, police gave his photo and identification to the media. His name and photos were displayed across Indian news Channels and newspapers including social media. Mustafa, a father of a 3 year old girl went through tough time and more than him, his family suffered the stigma imposed on them. Living in society with such allegations is very difficult.

However, addressing a press conference in Bangalore, police commissioner MN Reddi said Mustafa had been a given a “clean chit” in the case involving the six-year-old. Another case was registered against Mustafa late Monday evening for alleged sexual assault on a student at a school where he worked previously. He said the rape occurred on July 3 and not July 2 as believed earlier. “Mustafa was not around at the crime scene on July 3. Reddi declined to comment on the claims made during the July 20 press conference called by the previous police commissioner, Raghavendra Auradkar, to announce Mustafa’s arrest. In that press conference, Auradkar had said child pornography was found on Mustafa’s laptop and even suggested that he might be part of an international child porn racket. A senior police officer who vehemently made such claims during Mustafa’s arrest chose not to speak on record when confronted with the new revelations in the case. Punching more holes in the investigation conducted under the supervision of his predecessor, Reddi said the child was not raped in a closed room as claimed earlier. Then where was she raped and what is the guarantee now they have arrested right people?

I can understand how furious the relatives of Mustafa and his wife must be; irreparable damage had been done to her husband’s reputation. TV reporter, on the night of the arrest posing as a policeman took away a photograph of Mustafa. Less than an hour later, the TV channel started flashing the photographs. Next morning, most newspapers and channels carried the photograph, blindly trusting police, before even getting produced in court. Those were Holi Ramadan days, and one can understand what his family must have gone through. They had just started their life; living with imposed atrocity is painful, and the arrest of Mustafa is as brutal as rape on the child. They both had gone through agony for a life time. Anyway, they gave Mustafa a clean-chit and also asserted that Mustafa was dismissed from the previous school for misbehaving with children. But I know that he quit the previous job because his salary was very low. After what has happened, what credibility do the police have now?”

Announcing the new arrests, Bangalore Police commissioner said the arrests have been made on the basis of circumstantial evidence and confessions. According to TV reports, police claim one of the accused has confessed the crime. Sudden arrests after a long delay and transfer of the top police official, sudden confessions by new accused, all looks like a plot. As per other news reports: parents have already been saying that they do not trust the police investigation.

Now Bangalore Police has announced the fresh arrest of two gym instructors in connection with the rape of a six-year-old girl in a public school. Earlier, a skating instructor was arrested in connection with the case. Announcing the new arrests, Bangalore Police commissioner said the arrests have been made on the basis of circumstantial evidence and confessions. According to TV reports, police claim one of the accused has confessed to the crime. However this rape case took new turn, and on the other side, one more minor girl got raped in Delhi.

A class X student was gang-raped by five persons, including two minors, at gunpoint in Uttam Nagar area of west Delhi. The girl told police that when she was going to her school, four accused, two of them minors and known to her, took her to the house of Surrender Pehalwan in Jharoda area. All five accused gang-raped her at gunpoint. The matter came to light when she experienced some problems and told her parents about the incident. Later, her parents approached police and registered a complaint against all the five accused. Police have arrested three accused, including two minors, and launched a manhunt to nab the others. Now police will wait for the next accused and then proceed the trial, after that, those people will be left due to political and legal loop holes. Can they be punished immediately with proof and that too in front of the public like the accused executed in Gulf countries? Delhi is not just the capital of India but it is also the capital of Rape. Main reason is that the police are not serious about this issue; Modi sarkar is also as quiet as UPA was. They should take necessary action against this growing rape and sex harassment issues. The number of rapes will increase day by day as there are no hard core punishments by the law for rape cases. Sentencing a person to death or 7 to 10 years in prison does not help. Rape became a hobby to people. Unless and until the accused are sentenced to physically harm by some means, this is gonna be a never ending story in newspapers. Day by day the number of columns and pages will increase in reporting such cases. There should be a strict law proposed for punishing the accused in such cases to prevent such crimes like the one proposed for the dowry system.

Dr Vaidehi Taman
Dr Vaidehi an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with Honourary Doctorate in Journalism, Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. for 11 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazines like Hackers5, Beyond The News (international) and Maritime Bridges. She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which caters to her freelance jobs.

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