The people are busy in deciding the fate of the juvenile offender in the Nirbhaya Case. The media is busy in putting in different opinions and views. But in the meantime, four juveniles gang raped another minor on November 8. But that is not all; they filmed it and threatened her not to speak. They however shared it and is now viral on WhatsApp.
The incident took place in Mumbai and came to the light when the Aunt of the minor girl receive the video and asked her. She explained the ordeal and the aunt rushed to lodge an FIR with Malad Police Station.
It is reported that the attackers and the victim are classmates and they called the victim in the pretext of studying. However, it has also been reported that one of them was her boyfriend. They took turn to do this crime and filmed it.
Police has detained the Class 9 offenders. They have been identified as local minors who are known for their bullying activities in the region. However, they can’t be arrested as they are minors and will be produced in Juvenile court. They have been sent to Dongri Correction home and will be questioned by an appointed Child Welfare Officer. The minors have been booked for Section 376 (G) Gang Rape and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO).
The irony of the Indian Society is that the law does not allow people to take crime with strong hand. Children are known as the innocent and pure hearted. However, when such incidents take place, the meaning and the moral of the society is questioned. It is the time that Government takes necessary actions to not only stop Children from being victim of the horrendous act but also from becoming children such horrified criminal. It is may be time to take the social media to raise the voice with #JuvenileJustice.