What happened in Balrampur? Why is #BalrampurCase and #BalrampurHorror trending

Balrampur case

There is outrage in the country over gang rape and ruthless killing of a Dalit girl, meanwhile, another similar case has emerged from the state’s Balrampur district. About 500 km from Hathras, a 22-year-old Dalit girl was also gangraped and then beaten up badly, leading to her death. This incident happened on the evening of Tuesday 29th September 2020, when the nation’s attention was focused on the death of Hathras’ girl in Safdarjung, Delhi and the police was busy taking her body to her village.

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The girl of Balrampur died when she was being brought to Lucknow Hospital for treatment. According to sources, the gang-rape has been confirmed in the post-mortem report. Sources also said that there were wounds and bruises on the victim’s body in many places. The brother of the deceased woman has told that the police have arrested two people in this case, one of them is a minor.

The victim’s mother told that she left the house in the morning, when she did not return till evening, the police was informed about it. Sources said that she returned around 7 pm, after the attackers had sent her to her house by putting her on an e-rickshaw. The girl was in a state of unconsciousness at that time. The family took her to the hospital. In the hospital, the doctor referred her to another hospital. She died on the way.

The victim’s mother said, “The miscreants injected her with a narcotic substance that caused her to lose consciousness. Then they raped her, They also broke her legs. The back of the body Also broke. A rickshaw-taker brought it and threw it in front of our house. My baby girl could hardly stand or speak. ” He said, “My daughter said crying, save me anyhow, I don’t want to die.”

The woman had complained to the mother that there was a lot of burning and pain in her stomach. Local doctors said that her condition is critical. Advised to take her to Lucknow. But she died on the way. The police handed over her dead body to relatives, after which she was cremated on Wednesday.

However, the police said that the autopsy does not show that her arms and legs were broken. Balrampur police tweeted late night, “In the said case, quick action has been taken by the police with both the accused. The arms and legs were not broken, these details are not correct as it is not mentioned in the post mortem report.”

Netizens are shocked by this incident and are tweeting to support for the Balrampur victim. #Balrampurcase and #Balrampurhorror trending on social media. Here are some of the tweets

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Chris Noble

Chris Noble

Chris is associate editor focusing on in-depth stories about the cultural and societal impacts of technology. Raised in the UK and Hong Kong, he has worked for the Columbia Journalism Review, Reuters, and the South China Morning Post.

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