The girl was invited for a dinner by the accused, who were celebrating after the completion of their Class X board exams and committed the crime. Four of them were from the victim’s village.
Initially, the victim’s father, a marginalised farmer, had filed a complaint at the Gohpur police station in Biswnath district, saying his daughter was abducted by four boys and that she was gang-raped.
The accused are out on bail now and the victim's family has been receiving threats from the accused who belong to powerful families.
The victim’s father alleged that the accused, who come from well-to-do families, had been harassing him and his family since they came out on bail three months earlier.
“Around 10 pm on Sept. 29, they came to my house, broke one of the doors and threatened me and my family with dire consequences,” the 35-year-old man said.
The family is devastated with the loss of their eldest daughter. They are extremely poor and are struggling to make ends meet. The family is not getting any compensation from the state and are facing a lot of hardships to manage resources for travels for court hearings in Guwahati.
This fundraiser is to help the family meet expenses of the case filed in Guwahati. The money raised shall go towards travels from Gohpur to Guwahati and all case related expenses.
Please contribute. This is the time to stand up for our girls.
Read more about the case here:
1. Far Away from Hathras, another gangrape-murders awaits justice, Stories Asia. Link: https://www.storiesasia.org/far-away-from-hathras-another-gangrape-murder-awaits-justice/?fbclid=IwAR3A3v-MBVkP1cf52xIPghXER-B2kxUzedQY15GUFQT9n7_RjVQfYmFW174
2. A year later, Gohpur rape and murder is all but forgotten, and the accused are free. Where is the outrage?. East Mojo. Link: https://www.eastmojo.com/assam/2021/02/28/a-year-later-gohpur-rape-and-murder-is-all-but-forgotten-and-the-accused-are-free-where-is-the-outrage/
3. Justice Call in Assam rape and murder case. The Telegraph. Link: https://www.telegraphindia.com/north-east/justice-call-in-assam-rape-and-murder-case/cid/1803125
4. Regional Media coverage on the case. The Crosscurrents. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yqvrynbjvo&ab_channel=TheCrossCurrent