Yesterdaya stunning news was flashed by all news
channels about the rape of a girl, in her twenties. It was all the more
shocking that this heinous crime was committed ina running bus not by one or two but five men. It was bus wasa private buswithtinted glasses and heavily curtained. All the five were allegedly
friends of the bus driver. The girl is a paramedical student She boarded the
bus around 9.30 p.m. along with a friend. Thehooligans started teasing the girl and passing vulgar remarks.When her friend objected , he was beaten up by thegoondas and pushed inside the driver’s cabin.
Both of them were stripped and droppedon theroad side. Thetwo were taken toa hospital. The girl’s condition isstated to be serious. She is reported tobe on the ventilator.All the miscreants along with the driver have
allegedly been arrested. The question arises thatwho permitted the privatebus driver to take passengers? Why were the
glasses tinted, when it has been bannedunder the law?
Such news sends shivers down the spine.This is not the first time that an incidentof thiskind has been reported. If such a ghastlycrimecan happen inthe well protected nationalcapital of the country, what willthe state of affairs in less
policed towns and villages.
How can such crimes beprevented ?This is a moot point. The guardians of lawhave to be morevigilant.All important bus standsspecially nearschools and colleges,andnear crowdedmarket placesshould haveround the clock vigil. Any
suspicious lookingcharactersshould be detained and questioned. The
punishment in such crimesshould be fast
and stringent and before theincidence
fades out of public memory.
This post was written two years ago. It is matter of concern that the situation continues to be the same. Educated people and authorities that matter, must seriously consider what punishment should be given to the culprits in such cases. The punishment must be stringent and the law too must be strengthened.
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