From Daily Mail Online:
An Indian husband walked to a police station in India carrying the decapitated head of his wife who he beheaded after accusing her of having an affair.
Chinnar Yadav attacked his wife Vimla with a sharp weapon after a heated argument in which he accused her of being unfaithful with their neighbour, according to police.
After killing and beheading his wife, Yadav was then filmed carrying her severed head to their local police station in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Similar scenes were captured in Uttar Pradesh in February when another man decapitated his wife and walked through the streets singing the Indian national anthem.
This is not the only attacks on women in this region. You have the following horrific examples:
- husband kills wife he thinks is about to give birth to a daughter
- gang rape reported but not believed by police
- reporting sexual assault is termed a conspiracy
- rape culture criticised
- vulnerability of women
- acid attack on woman by neighbours
- cremation of rape victim under scrutiny
- high incidents of crime against women
- congress woman assaulted for speaking out
- another gang rape death
- sexual assault not believed, justice delayed
- woman beaten for resisting public molestation
- high level of crimes against women
The northern region of Uttar Pradesh is one of the four largest states in India, with a population to 200 million (and growing). With the fifth largest economy, the state is now dominated by the services industry. The service sector comprises travel and tourism, hotel industry, real estate, insurance and financial consultancies.
Uttar Pradesh also has the highest number of crimes among any state in India, but due to its high population. Uttar Pradesh also continues to top the list of states with maximum communal violence incidents. An analysis of Ministers of State of Home Affairs states (2014), 23% of all incidents of communal violence in India took place in Uttar Pradesh - this includes violence against religious minorities, social castes, and women. According to a post from NDTV, "... 4,322 cases of rape were reported in 2018, with almost 12 taking place daily ..." - and further statistics are provided in this article from The Hindu, with this alarming statistic that "... the conviction rate in rape-related cases stood at 27.2% even though the rate of filing chargesheets was 85.3% in such cases ..."
This is just over the last year or so; it boggles the mind to think of the brutality women and girls have been silently subjected to in years past. Something needs to be done!