Nirmal:The husband of the 30-year-old street vendor who was gang-raped and killed by three persons in Lingapur mandal of Kumram Bheem Asifabad a few days ago has welcomed the encounter killing of the Disha case accused by the police. He also demanded similar justice for his wife.
“The accused in my wife’s case also deserves similar punishment. They should be shot dead. They should have been killed much before the encounter of the accused in the Disha rape case took place. We want the same justice, or else, people will lose their faith on the judiciary and police department. The encounter of the accused is a welcome move,” he told Telangana Today on Friday.
The husband, a native of Gosampalli village in Khanapur mandal and migrated to Jainoor mandal in search of livelihood seven years back, said the gruesome rape and murder of his wife had devastated his family, and the children were now deprived of a mother’s care and love. “I still haven’t come to terms with the death of my wife,” he said.
The father of two sons said the police informed him that the charge-sheet relating to the gang-rape would be filed in a couple of weeks. He said that monetary aid of Rs 4.12 lakh was already extended to him by the State government and his children would get education in a government residential school at Jainoor, besides employment to him as part of relief measures.
Meanwhile, social media users echoed similar views and sought death sentence for the accused in the Jainoor rape and murder case. Girish Vasudevune from Kumram Bheem Asifabad demanded similar encounter of the three accused. “Should we forget the street vendor case?” Raju Lodelly, another person from Hyderabad, questioned.
On November 24, the vendor was allegedly raped and her throat was slit by three persons belonging to Yellapatar village in Jainoor mandal. She was on her way to a village in Lingapur at the time of the incident. The trio who were in an inebriated condition forcibly outraged her modesty before killing her for refusing to succumb to their advances. They were arrested and sent to judicial remand.
Dial 100 sees 4,141 cases of crimes against women
Mancherial: Even as government is taking all measures to ensure safety of women, those in Mancherial and Peddapalli districts continue to face various forms of offences as indicated by the data recorded on Dial 100 service used by cops for helping people in emergency situations.
While calls relating to road accidents stood in the top position with Ramagundam commissionerate registering 5,092 crimes from January 1 to October 31, bodily offences and crimes against women were found in the second and third spots respectively. As many as 5,011 bodily offences and 4,141 crimes against women were reported on the service during the period.
The commissionerate, which forms both Mancherial and Peddapalli districts, recorded a total of 39,390 emergency calls between January and October. Of them, 1,516 calls were related to suicides or suicide attempts. A sum of 23,045 calls were recorded in ‘others’ category. Property offences accounted for 550, while acts of public disturbance were calculated to be 35.
However, Mancherial and Peddapalli districts recorded a dip in the crimes against women in 2018 when compared with 2017. The two entities witnessed 654 offences in the last year as against 790 reported in the corresponding period. A total of 53 rape cases were reported in 2018 and it was 58 in the previous year.
In order to clampdown crimes against women, Ramagundam police are conducting awareness programmes among various stake holders of the society over consequences of the offences and the need to prevent the menace. It is using SHE teams for curbing eve teasing and stalking females and girl students.
Security of women top priority: Police Commissioner
Mancherial: Ramagundam Commissioner of Police V Satyanarayana on Friday said a slew of measures were being initiated to ensure security to women.
“Crime against women is being treated on top priority. Except for certain peculiar instances, the offences are being given paramount importance till completion of prima facie investigation. Similarly, 147 dark spots have been identified. These include autorickshaw stands, lorry parking areas in SCCL’s mines and sand reaches, which are being geotagged and patrolled,” Satyanarayana told Telangana Today.
He said Kala Jata, a troupe of artistes, was creating awareness among the public over parenting and on the consequences of offences against women. He stated that the SHE Teams were being deployed in crime-prone areas. Cordon and search operations are being carried out as part of precautionary measures.
The Commissioner said a change in mindset towards women would play a vital role in reducing such offences. He urged women to Dial 100 if they face sexual assaults.