My daughter would have been alive if I hadn’t fought with neighbour: Manesar gang rape victim
She ran away from her house in Bas Kusla village in Manesar, nearly 22 km from Gurgaon, after the tiff with her neighbour and her husband at around midnight on May 29 to avoid the police. And what followed was the horrific incident.gurgaon Updated: Jun 09, 2017 22:03 IST
The 19-year-old Haryana woman, who was gang raped by three men and witnessed her eight-month-old daughter being murdered by them, said the fight with her neighbour proved to be a nightmare for her and her family.
She ran away from her house in Bas Kusla village in Manesar, nearly 22 km from Gurgaon, after the tiff with her neighbour and husband at around midnight on May 29 to avoid the police. And what followed was the horrific incident.
“I wish I hadn’t argued with my neighbour that day. My daughter would have been by my side and I would have been spared the horror,” she told the Hindustan Times in an exclusive interview.
“My daughter was playing outside my neighbour’s house while I was busy doing household chores. I heard my daughter wailing and when I ran outside, I realised that she (neighbour) had pushed her from the stairs,” Sunita (name changed) said.
Sunita rushed towards her daughter and saw she was bleeding. She called up her husband and took the baby to a nearby clinic.
“I didn’t even have money to take my child to any hospital. I first borrowed Rs 30 from a nearby shop and then took her to a clinic where the doctor did a dressing on my daughter’s hand. She had bruises on her neck as well,” she said.
By the time my neighbour returned to her house, her husband had also arrived around 2pm.
Her husband told HT that he only asked why she had pushed the infant when she and her husband started abusing them and even threatened to kill his wife and daughter
“She (my neighbour) suddenly grabbed me by my collar and I pushed her and slapped her. She fell on the floor, and her nose started bleeding. But what would one do in such a case?” the 21-year-old asked.
Sunita then asked her husband to run and said that she would ‘manage’. While the husband fled from the spot and went to Naharpur village in Gurgaon to his friend,her husband called up the police.
“I too climbed up to the terrace and jumped onto the other side with my daughter. I asked for help from the neighbours on that side, and stayed at their place till night. But the women then asked me to leave their place and suggested that I too run away,” Sunita recalled.
“There was no one. I had to go,” she said.
She took a lift in a truck to go to Khandsa village in Gurgaon to her in-laws’ house. When the driver of the truck molested her, she jumped out of the truck with her daughter.
Sunita was then given a lift by the three men in their four-wheeler Tata Magic vehicle and instead of dropping her to Khandsa, they took turns to rape her at a vacant plot in Manesar. During the incident, the men allegedly smothered her daughter because she was crying. Police said that she died of asphyxia.
HT also contacted Sunita’s neighbour, who corroborated the sequence of events. The neighbour, however, said that she hadn’t pushed the infant and that she fell from the stairs herself.
“Sunita’s husband wasn’t talking. He was beating me up and even broke my nose. I kept telling him that I hadn’t done anything, but he wouldn’t listen,” the neighbour said.
The neighbour’s husband claimed her wife even suffered a miscarriage after Sunita’s husband kicked her on her stomach during the fight.
The three accused have been arrested and sent on remand for two days for further questioning, the police said.
First Published: Jun 09, 2017 17:57 IST