Despite more laws and orders to protect women and children, the violence against women and minor girls are increasing and the abusers have become bolder and harsher. The increase of violence against women and children occurs because the culprit knows that they could get away with the crime and therefore there is no fear of getting caught. In a recent case, Mapusa-Goa Police has arrested a man for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl, who lives in Uttar Pradesh.
According to the sources, the matter came to light when the doctors at The Goa Medical College and Hospital, who were treating the premature baby who was born from the resulting pregnancy from the incident, reported the matter to the Police.
After inquiring, the mother of the victim filed a complaint at the Mapusa Police station on Sunday. According to the complaint, it is known that the accused had kidnapped the girl nine months ago, taking her to an undisturbed place on a beach where he raped her.
Police have booked the offense against the accused Umesh (details not known) under Sections 363, 376 of the Indian Penal Code and under Section 8 of Goa Children Act and under the sections of POCSO Act.
Most women live in fear of incidents like this. They feel at risk because they are. According to the statistics, by some estimates, one out of four women will be the victim of sexual assault in her lifetime.
If people are really serious about curbing this kind of violence against women, the punishment for such crimes must be harsh. If a rapist gets away with minor punishment that means rape is a viable sexual strategy for a large number of men.