Jayant Patil, Anil Deshmukh visit WCL gang-rape survivor in hospital at Nagpur


    Radhika Dhawad | Aug 17, 2018 19:21

    Senior leaders Jayant Patil and Anil Deshmukh visited the 25-year-old gang-rape survivor at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute in Nagpur.
    Maharashtra President, Nationalist Congress Party, Jayant Patil along with former Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute in Nagpur

    Maharashtra President, Nationalist Congress Party, Jayant Patil along with former Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh from NCP visited the 25-year-old gang-rape survivor at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute in Nagpur. The senior leaders on Wednesday had visited the hospital to enquire the condition of the young girl, who was said to be critical. The employee, who was working with Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), is now said to be out of danger.                       

    When Nation Next spoke to Jayant Patil, he said, “We met the girl’s parents at the hospital. They were pretty upset with WCL as their daughter wasn’t provided with enough safety at the workplace. Also, the girl, despite being a graduate, was given a job of a labourer. Thankfully, she’s out of danger.”

    Anil Deshmukh said, “The girl’s father is the owner of the land at Gokul opencast mine in Umred, where she was gang-raped. WCL had acquired the land for mining. Despite her being a graduate, she was working at the open cast mine. Moreover, the site where she was working was a remote place and there was no security arrangement done for her. We met her parents and uncle at the hospital. She was the only female working there when the unfortunate incident took place. The CMD and the management committee of WCL is responsible for this tragic incident. The rapists even pierced her eyes with an object! But thankfully, she’s now out of danger.”

    On Tuesday afternoon, four truck drivers gang-raped a 25-year-old woman, an employee of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) at Umred in Nagpur district (August 14, 2018). The drivers brutally thrashed her and also pierced her eyes with a blunt object. The horrific incident took place after the employee, who was working at a weigh bridge, headed towards a makeshift toilet made of bamboo. The survivor was the only female employee working at the site where the incident took place. However, it has been said that the accused were under the influence of alcohol.

    The survivor, who was earlier rushed to a private hospital in Umred, was later admitted to Orange City Hospital & Research Institute. When Nation Next spoke to Bhojraj Zade from police station at Umred, he said, “While two out of four accused have been put behind bars, the other two still remain absconding. The survivor remains critical.”

    A reliable source told Nation Next, “The survivor is critical as her face has been smashed and her eyes have been pierced with a blunt object. Also, she has multiple facial fractures and her scalp is seriously injured.”