Victim shaming is not a new concept especially in a country like India where a victim is more insulted than helped.
In one incident, a victim had to make her own MMS to prove the sexual exploitation she was undergoing. The man was none other than her own father who had been raping her for past four years. The appalling incident took place at Orai in Jalaun district of Jhansi.
According to a report in the Times of India, the girl had tried several times to tell her mother and sister, of her ordeal, but they didn’t believe her and simply neglected all the allegations.
Running out of patience and not able to handle the outrageous treatment by her father, She then took the help of a friend in the neighbourhood.
She in a bid to prove her relentless sexual harassment filmed the entire act the next time her father exploited her. She intentionally left the window open and her friend captured the video on phone.
The girl first showed the video to her mother and lodged a complaint against her father for sexual abusing her since four years. Every time she tried complaining, she was asked for a proof but this time she came prepared.
Police officer Jang Bahadur Yadav said that a case has been lodged against the father under Section 376, 506 IPC and Section 34 POSCO Act. The medical report of the girl is still awaited.
This is truly disgusting that a victim has to prove her ordeal. A woman or a girl, who has been subjected to rape or sexual harassment, is put through even more mental torture than physical mishandling. Especially in the case, when the accused is in the family. In the name of honor and respect, people at times stop women from reporting such cases that happen in the family.