Friday, November 28, 2014

Two girls found hanged in India after suspected gang-rape - فتاتان تنتحران شنقا خوفا من العار


عثر على فتاتين 14، و15 عاما مشنوقتين على شجرة "مانجو" في قرية "كاترا" الفقيرة بالهند.

Two girls found hanged in India after suspected gang-rape had actually committed suicide after one of them was caught having sex in a field and they were terrified of the shame, say police 


  • The two teenage cousins were found hanging from a tree in May 

  • Was suspected that they had been gang-raped and murdered by five men 

  • But today the police have ruled that the girls' deaths were suicide 

  • Added one girl had been been in a relationship with one of the suspects 

  • Then felt ashamed after she was caught going to have sex in a field

  • The pair had been to a local fair with the boy on the night they died

  • Committed suicide because they were ashamed of what they had done 

  • Witnesses who say they saw five attackers have been accused of lying  

  • Killings sparked national outrage after police initially refused to investigate


وبحسب ما نشر فإن الشرطة رفضت التحقيق في الحادث في بادئ الأمر لفقر الفتاتين وهو ما أثار موجة غضب لدى المواطنين الذين نظموا وقفة احتجاجية في نيودلهى وبعض المدن الهندية الأخرى، وعندما بدأ التحقيق ظنت الشرطة أنها عملية اغتصاب جماعى وتم الاشتباه في 5 من أفراد العصابات.

Two teenagers who were found hanged from a tree in India after a suspected gang-rape had actually committed suicide because one of them was caught having sex in a field and they were terrified of the shame, according to police. 

Young cousins, Murti and Pushpa, aged 14 and 15, were found dead in the village of Katra in northern Uttar Pradesh state in May this year.

Their killings provoked national outrage after it emerged that police in the village initially refused to investigate the deaths due to the girls' low-caste status.

بعد التحقيق في الأمر اكتشفت الشرطة أن إحدى الفتاتين كانت على علاقة بأحد أفراد العصابات وأنها ذهبت هي وابنة عمها إلى أحد الحقول لمقابلته ويبدو أن أحد الأقارب شاهد إحداهما تمارس الجنس معه في الحقل فخافت الفتاتين من العار الذي سيلحق بهما وأقدمتا على الانتحار.

Cousins Murti and Pushpa were found hanging from a mango tree in the village of Katra in northern Uttar Pradesh after going missing in May this year

Cousins Murti and Pushpa were found hanging from a mango tree in the village of Katra in northern Uttar Pradesh after going missing in May this year

وقال المتحدث باسم المكتب المركزي للتحقيقات إنه لا توجد آثار عنف أو أي إصابات على جسدي الفتاتين، مما يؤكد أنها لم تكن جريمة اغتصاب أو قتل.


After the bodies were discovered, Indian policeman cordoned off the area surrounding the tree where locals had gathered

After the bodies were discovered, Indian policeman cordoned off the area surrounding the tree where locals had gathered 

Central Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kanchan Prasad, pictured, said they believed the girls committed suicide and were not raped or murdered 

But today police in India said that they believe the older girl had a relationship with one of the suspects which she hid from her family.

They say that on the night they died, the younger girl had called her cousin's boyfriend and suggested they go to a local fair.

Central Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kanchan Prasad, pictured, said they believed the girls committed suicide and were not raped or murdered 

Later, the older girl and her boyfriend were caught by one of her relatives as they were about to have sex in a nearby field, a police spokeswoman said.

The girls then apparently committed suicide because they were afraid of the reaction of their families and the stigma attached to what they had done, she added.

Kanchan Prasad, from the Central Bureau of Investigation, India's version of the FBI, said: 'There were no marks of violence or injuries on the bodies of the two girls, except for the ligature marks on their necks.

'Also, nobody heard any cries for help though there were houses around the spot where the bodies were found hanging.' 

Murti's grief-stricken father Sohan vowed to get justice for his daughter after police initially failed to investigate the girls' killings because of their low-caste status

Murti's grief-stricken father Sohan vowed to get justice for his daughter after police initially failed to investigate the girls' killings because of their low-caste status

Murti's mother, pictured, said she wanted the killers to be hanged in order to secure justice. But it emerged today that police have ruled their deaths as suicide 

Murti's mother, pictured, said she wanted the killers to be hanged in order to secure justice. But it emerged today that police have ruled their deaths as suicide 

Meanwhile, Ranjut Sinha, the head of the Central Bureau of Invetigation, India's version of the FBI, told the Hindustan Times that the local police's probe into the deaths was conducted 'erroneously',

He told the newspaper: 'Yes, we have cracked the Badaun case. Our probe found that the two girls had committed suicide and weren't murdered.'

A forensic report also concluded that there was no evidence of rape or sexual assault and a lie detector test on the main witness showed he was lying about seeing five suspect dragging the girls.


Pictures showing the girls' bodies hanging from a mango tree in the small village shocked the country and sparked widespread protests.

It came after it was reported they were gang-raped and murdered after going into the fields to relieve themselves.

Their families had said they had gone to the fields because their homes, like most in their village in Baduan district, do not have toilets.

Even before today's reports surfaced, regional police had cast doubt on whether the girls had been sexually assaulted.

Their deaths sparked protests took place in the state as people demanded that the girls' killers be brought to justice

Their deaths sparked protests took place in the state as people demanded that the girls' killers be brought to justice

Despite the national outrage, one leading officer said the deaths could have been honour killings by the girls' families

Despite the national outrage, one leading officer said the deaths could have been honour killings by the girls' families

A woman protesting over the killings. India brought in tougher rape laws last year for crimes against women after the fatal gang-rape of a physiotherapy student on a bus in New Delhi in December 2012

A woman protesting over the killings. India brought in tougher rape laws last year for crimes against women after the fatal gang-rape of a physiotherapy student on a bus in New Delhi in December 2012

In August, the head of police in the UP state instead suggested they could have been victims of so-called 'honour' killings.

Anand Lal Bannerjee claimed only one of the cousins had been raped and they had in fact been strangled before their bodies were strung up on the tree.

Speaking at the time, he said: 'According to the postmortem report of the deceased, one of the girls was not raped and it appears to be a case of honour killing. We are probing the matter.

'We will conduct a lie detection test on all the accused who have been arrested. If needed, we will take the accused to Bangalore for the test and get the results.'

Women took part in a protest in New Delhi after the case caused outrage across all of India

Women took part in a protest in New Delhi after the case caused outrage across all of India

Vigil: Several activists lit a candles on the Delhi pavement as part of memorial protests

Vigil: Several activists lit a candles on the Delhi pavement as part of memorial protests

At the time of the discovery of the girls' bodies, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was 'especially appalled' by their alleged rape and murder. 

Their deaths led to protests in New Delhi and other Indian cities, in an echo of the outpouring of grief which came when a student was raped and killed on a bus in the capital in 2012.

India brought in tougher rape laws last year for crimes against women after the fatal gang-rape of a physiotherapy student on a bus in New Delhi in December 2012. 

The CBI will hand over its findings to a court, which will decide whether to prosecute the families of the girls for filing a false police complaint.