February 27, 2024

Bandra: Akash Mukherjee, a 22-year-old from Kalyan, has been arrested and charged with ‘try to homicide’, for attempting to kill his girlfriend of 13 months, after she refused to have sexual relations with him.

Lubna Sukte, the sufferer, suffered accidents on her eyes, nostril, and head after the accused banged her head on the rocks. She was taken to Bhabha Hospital in Bandra and is at the moment in secure situation.

 The incident occurred on Wednesday, 31st Could 2023 at Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai. They had been each on a date celebrating Akash’s birthday. Lubna additionally talked about to the police that they had been speaking about marriage and making marriage ceremony plans. Akash informed her that he had transformed to Islam formally and would present the certificates to her household to get their permission.

Bandra Bandstand. Picture supply: Wikipedia

Issues went south when Sukte informed him that they need to depart as a result of it was 10 p.m. however Akash insisted that they keep for some time and “make love”, after which he would drop her house in a cab as an alternative of taking the prepare. Upon listening to that, Sukte received scared, refused his advances, and began weeping. To muffle her cries, Akash gagged her and allegedly strangled her when she started to yell.

“He dragged me by my hair and banged my head in opposition to the bottom after which additionally tried to drown me within the gutter.”, Sukte informed Bandra Police. Locals gathered listening to her screams and she or he informed them that he was attempting to bash her head on the rocks. They then rushed her to the hospital. Mukharjee tried to run away however was caught by the group and later taken into custody on the identical night time.

Ladies stay unsafe in India

This isn’t the primary time a person has been unable to take rejection and has brutally assaulted the opposite particular person, doubtlessly murdering them. The Sahil-Sakshi case from Delhi attests to the truth that conditions like these may end up in horrendous endings.

In 2017, a 22-year-old man killed his girlfriend who was a young person for not accepting his marriage proposal. An identical incident happened in March 2023. One other in 2022. In 2014, a person not solely killed a woman for rejecting him for another person however he additionally raped her lifeless physique. The record goes on and on.

It isn’t the faith of the person that’s making him commit despicable crimes, just like the media so clearly needs to speak about.

 It’s the man and his upbringing in a society which tells him from the start that “That’s what boys do”. Ingraining the concept violence and aggression are of their nature and nothing could be executed about it. The truth that getting rejected is what pushes them to commit heinous crimes makes you marvel concerning the lengths they’d go to if it was one thing extra critical. Acid assaults, rapes, public humiliation, abduction, and many others. are all how girls stay unsafe in India even with males whom they take into account their family members and household. 

Man almost kills girlfriend after getting rejected - Asiana Times
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The explanation Sahil’s case received big media consideration is as a result of he was a Muslim who had dedicated a criminal offense in opposition to a Hindu. Nevertheless, Lubna’s case, despite the fact that it includes two people of various religions hasn’t acquired the identical media consideration. Why? As a result of the one who has dedicated the crime is initially a Hindu.

Media and Politics in India have at all times revolved round faith and making one the “antagonist” to promote papers or garner TRP. Creating spiritual divisions in society just isn’t serving to any citizen besides politicians to govern the state of affairs and use the bulk as their vote financial institution.