post by Ankush/Sanjeev Rana on 20 Jul 2017,Thursday
For a fortnight now, the gangrape-cum-murder of a Class 10 girl in in Shimla has caused an unprecedented turmoil among the peace-loving Paharis. But the “conscious-keepers” in Delhi have been unmoved by the sheer brutality of the crime and the shoddy investigation that followed. The silence of the activists and the political class is all the more glaring given the Congress-led government’s inept handling of the case and a huge social media uproar against the botched probe.
According to police, 16-year-old Gudiya (the name given to the victim by locals) was allegedly waylaid by six people while she was returning home from school. They injected the girl with intoxicants before taking turns to rape her, strangling her at the same time. The marks on her body bear witness to the fact that she was bitten savagely by her captors. Then the six dragged her body away from the road and dumped it in a forested area near her home at Kotkhai tehsil’s Halaila village. When Gudiya’s body was finally discovered on July 6, two days after she went missing, it was crawling with maggots.
read more at HT