Woman sits with aborted foetus for justice

Woman sits with aborted foetus for justice

A woman sat on a dharna at a police station with her four-month-old aborted foetus to compel police to file a case against some persons, who had barged into her house and assaulted her, resulting in damage to the foetus and eventual abortion.

However, the police did not act while the woman was protesting, and they filed a complaint only after the local media intervened.

The incident happened at Rajsamand district in Udaipur on Sunday. According to a complaint by Rattani, wife of Laharu Vaharia of Dhoinda sub-city, at least five persons barged into her house on Saturday night and assaulted her. She was alone in the house. She said she was beaten up over a land dispute.

Due to the injuries she sustained, she had to abort her four-month-old foetus. At midnight after the incident, she went to the neighbouring police post to file a complaint, but police did not bother to attend to her.

On Sunday, after her husband returned, she went to Rajnagar police station, this time carrying the aborted foetus wrapped in cloth.

But the police not only refused to her complaint but forced her out of the station after making her wait for four hours.

The woman decided to sit on a dharna on the premises of the  nearby court. Since it was a Sunday, the court was empty.

However, a large number of local journalists gathered about her.

They informed the district collector and the police superintendent.

Finally, 14 hours after the incident, Rajnagar police came to the spot and took her to the police station. Then she was sent to JK Hospital, where doctors said her condition had turned critical due to excessive bleeding.

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