THEME 4: FAILURE OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
CASE STUDY: HOW FAILURES OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM BREED IMPUNITY
Age of the victim: 12 years
Date of the incident: May 2015
The victim had gone to work in the field with her mother. When it was noon, the victim went to her friend’s house in the vicinity of the farm. From there, the victim was kidnapped by five boys, all belonging to the Yadav community from the same village. She was taken to another district (Nalanda) and gangraped for two days.
The victim was killed by the accused and her body was left to rot in another field in the same village. The accused were arrested, but now all of them are out on bail due to lack of “necessary medical and physical evidence”. The case is under trial in the District Court of Sitamarhi. The parents of the victim are being pressurised now by the families of the accused to withdraw the case.