A shocking gang-rape on the eve of Diwali has gone virtually unnoticed in the Delhi-based ‘national’ mainstream media. Two tribal sisters from Tripura were gang-raped by their taxi driver and 5 others while returning home after visiting their cancer-ridden mother in a Assam hospital.
Journalists who were falling over each other to somehow sensationalise & inject caste into the tragic murder of a Dalit girl in Hathras recently, are nowhere to be seen.
As per a short Times of India report dated 16 Nov, 2020 –
“Six people have been arrested after two tribal girls from Tripura were allegedly gang-raped in Assam’s Karimganj district late on Friday night. Sources said the two girls were gang-raped and left on the roadside at the Nilambazar area of Karimganj late on Friday night. The girls were returning home after visiting their mother, who is a cancer patient and is undergoing treatment at a hospital.
Sources said the girls took a rented car, which had one more person other than the driver, to return to Tripura on Friday evening.
Around 11pm, they had dinner at a dhaba in Cheragi, and resumed their journey. The driver told the girls that he would take a shortcut to reach Dharmanagar in Tripura. However, he took the car to an under-construction building at Nilambazar, around 73km from Silchar, where four other men were already present.
One of the girls was forcibly taken to the building’s first floor and allegedly raped, while the other girl was allegedly raped on the ground floor. On the wee hours of Saturday, the men took away the girls’ mobile phones and forced them to leave the place. The girls then reached Patharkandi on a truck and went to the police station, where they lodged an FIR against six men.
A team of police took the girls to Nilambazar to identify the building where they were allegedly raped. After reaching the building, which is located near a government recognised skill development centre, the cops arrested Abdul Ahad, who worked as a mason there.
Initial investigation has indicated it is a case of gang rape. A gamocha, which was presumably used in the crime, along with few plyboards, were recovered by police from the building. The five other accused have been identified as Abu Bakkar, Amir Ali, Sumon Ali, Samsul Uddin and Anowar Hussain. While two were arrested on Saturday, four of them have been rounded up on Sunday, a police officer said.”
So why has the Karimganj gang-rape failed to shake the conscience of the Lutyens’ journalist cabal?
The likes of India Today journalist Tanushree Pandey, built up as a feminist (s)hero for ‘unearthing the truth’ of the Hathras rape (and who was actually heard goading the victim’s brother into getting his father to incriminate the Yogi govt), don’t have the money (or empathy?) to visit the Tripura sister’s family? Aren’t Scheduled Tribes also ‘Dalits’ as per lexicon of our liberal progressives and thus worthy of MSM attention?
What about the shehzada who had thundered ‘I am your soldier in Delhi’ to tribals – will his loyal durbaris care to get a quote from him on the Karimganj gang rape?
Did this case get buried because the victims are likely Hindus, as most tribals in Tripura are? Or is it the names of the accused – Abdul Ahad, Abu Bakkar, Amir Ali, Sumon Ali, Samsul Uddin and Anowar Hussain – that has made this case ‘just another crime’ for the news peddlers who like to control the agenda for the nation?
Will I&B ministry babus deem circulating the names of the accused in this case as “not in good taste” and likely to “promote communal attitudes”? But frothing-at-the-mouth reporting in Hathras, repeatedly asserting the identity of the accused – ‘upper caste Thakur’, or sharing gory accusations like ‘bleeding from her vagina’ with readers was ok for the same babus? Why doesn’t the Indian state just come out and say it outright – Hindu bashing is perfectly acceptable, even welcome, as it is part of the larger project of ‘transformation’ to civilise us ‘heathen, idol-worshippers.’; but any pointed questions aimed at the so-called minorities is uncivil, communal and forbidden.
While the accused in the Nirbhaya case (except the ‘juvenile’ Muslim, allegedly the most brutal, who was rehabilitated), rightfully got the death penalty, will those who inflicted a night of unspeakable barbarity on the two tribal sisters from Tripura meet the same fate, or will they be pardoned by the virtue signalling secular state – only time will tell.
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