Bangalore: It is reported that neighbours and others have forced the parents of a 13-year-old girl to marry their daughter to the person who had raped her, so that he can get out of the case that has been registered on him.Tormented by pressure from all quarters, the parents of the girl, Syed Kareem and Irshad Begum of Ramachandrapuram have submitted in writing to the Karnataka High Court chief justice, and also to the Karnataka State Commission of Protection of Child Rights, explaining their problems, and the threats from some community members.
In their letter dated August 6, 2012, the girl's parents have urged the chief justice, the Lokayukta and the City police commissioner “to take necessary actions against those people who are creating hassles and trouble towards them."
“They are pressurising us in one way or the other, hampering our day to day activities. No labourers are allowed to work in our shops. Though our daughter has been permitted to attend classes, she is being treated indifferently at school,” the letter read.It is also come to the notice that even the civic authorities are adding to the family’s plight. The couple alleged that BBMP authorities are pressuring them to discontinue repair works at their house. “They are preventing us from carrying out repair of our building. They said we can carry out the repairs only after we give in to the demand of the community,” the distressed parents have said.
It is also noted that some members of the Ramachandrapuram Masjid Committee, who also happen to be relatives of the 23-year-old rapist, Syed Shakeel, are also pressurising the girl's parents to withdraw case against Syed shakeel, and are also trying to arrange a marriage between Syed and the girl he raped. For which the parents of the girl are against, and who don't want Syed into their house. The parents are even facing threats from many other sources, who are closely associated with the Syed Shakeel.
Even the police who are on Syed Shakeel side, are not cooperating with the girl's parents, and were hesitating to accept the written complaints from them-so the parents have sent their complaint letter by mail. This shows, how caring and responsible, police are towards their citizens in handling their grievances. Also sad part is that the family of the girl is finding it difficult to get a birth certificate for the baby delivered by their daughter.