Published: 09th May 2019
Hyderabad woman abused by husband, twin daughters sexually harassed by brother-in-law finally seek help
On one of the nights, the man, identified as the husband's brother, walked in and removed his lungi and sexually assaulted the girls
In a shocking case of abuse, two nine-year-old twins from Hyderabad were allegedly abused by their paternal uncle last year when they had gone for their grandfather's funeral in Andhra Pradesh. This was revealed after their mother, approached the Sakhi Centre in Medchal on the issue of domestic abuse and dowry harassment that she has faced for 19 years, only to divulge that her husband's brother had abused her young children repeatedly last year in September.
In a testimony recorded by the legal counsel at the Sakhi Centre, it was revealed that both the twins were abused. The testimony noted that they had reached five days before their grandfather expired in September in Guntur, their hometown. Once there, they were made to stay at a penthouse. On one of the nights, the man, identified as the husband's brother, walked in and removed his lungi and sexually assaulted the girls.
Alarmed by their behaviour they ran out but the uncle threatened them and promised to give them chocolates and a cycle. The Sakhi Centre equipped with this testimony has now written to the SHO of Osmania University police station and Bharosa Centre to take action immediate action.
The mother of the girls also wrote to the police officials, where she narrated that she had been married to the man, a native of Guntur in AP and that he was found to be impotent soon after. The lady noted that she had also faced severe abuse over the years and ultimately in 2010 she opted for sperm donation treatment and went ahead to give birth. The abuse allegedly continued till September 2018 when the mother and girls visited the husband's house.
She attempted to file a case in AP but failed to do so."She approached the Sakhi Centre in April. In two visits we got the whole case history. As per our capacity, we helped her with the procedure to file a domestic violence case, however for the POCSO cases we told her to approach the police station near their place of residence along with a letter given by us," noted an official from Sakhi Center.
The police, however, are yet to file a complaint. "The complaint was given by the Grandfather of the girl who got a letter from the Sakhi centre along with a statement recorded by the legal counsellor at the centre. However, since the statement was a xerox copy and not an original we requested them to get the same. Once they bring that, we would lodge an FIR irrespective of the place or time of the offence," noted SHO of Osmania University Police STation.