A 40-year-old ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) worker raped by a 20 years old Muslim youth Shahid in Chapra village of communally sensitive Muzaffarnagar .Video of the rape circulated on WhatsApp .Video shot in a field.
The woman consumed poison after she came to know that Video is being circulated on WhatsApp.
According to a report on The Indian Express, the woman had met the accused when she had gone to the latter’s home to help his sister-in-law give birth. Following that, the accused trailed her and even blocked her way a couple of times.
A fellow ASHA worker, who did not wish to be named, said the woman first met the accused, Shahid, when she visited his house three months ago while his sister-in-law was giving birth. According to the health worker, from that point on, the accused used to “block her way in the village and made advances at her”.
The woman was sole breadwinner of a family which has three children. Her husband was bedridden.
The accused, Sahid was arrested under under charges of rape and abetment of suicide.
“We have arrested the culprit on Tuesday. During preliminary investigations, he has confessed to raping the victim and circulating the video through WhatsApp,” – Senior Superintendent of Police, Muzaffarnagar, K.B. Singh