Who is Bilqis Bano and what happened to her in 2002? Horrible story

11 criminals who gang-raped Balquis Bano in India were acquitted in the past few days. Few people are aware of who Balqis Bano is and what happened to her in 2002.

Bilquis Bano was brutalized at the age of 21 in the Muslim riots that followed the Godhra train burning incident when she was five months pregnant and 7 members of her family were brutally murdered. He was also killed.

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On February 27, 2002, after the burning of the Sabarmati train at Godhra, Muslim riots broke out across Gujarat. Fearing the spread of violence, Bilqis, along with her three-and-a-half-year-old daughter and 15 other family members, went to her village called Randhikpur and took shelter in Chaparwad district, but misfortune did not leave her behind.

On March 3, around 30 savage-looking men armed with sickles, swords and sticks attacked Bilqis and his family. These savages raped Bilqis, her mother and three other women and killed the family members with extreme brutality which can be inferred from the fact that the accused beat Balqis’s young daughter to death on the ground. Only three people survived the tragedy, including Bilqis, a man and a three-year-old child.

According to the reports of that time, Bilqis regained consciousness three hours after the Qayamat Sughra passed, then he took clothes from a woman to cover his naked body and with the help of the home guard went to Lamkheda police station to file a complaint where he was given a medical examination. He was taken to a government hospital. His case was taken up by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Supreme Court, which ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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Two years later, in 2004, the accused in the case were arrested and the trial started in Ahmedabad, however, after concerns about tampering with the evidence collected by the CBR and fear of harming the victim’s witnesses. The Supreme Court of India transferred this case to Mumbai.

The case went on for four years and finally in 2008, a special CBI court sentenced eleven accused to life imprisonment under the Indian Penal Code after they were convicted of rape, murder and conspiracy to commit unlawful assembly of a pregnant woman. Sentence was passed and seven other accused, including a policeman and two doctors, were acquitted due to lack of evidence, while one of the accused died during the trial.

According to the court verdict, Jaswantbhai Nai, Govindbhai Nai and Naresh Kumar Mordia (deceased) raped Bilqis while Shailesh Bhatt killed her young daughter by beating her to the ground. Among them were Radhe Shyam Shah, Bipin Chandra Joshi, Kesarbhai Vohnia, Pradeep Vohnia, Bakabhai Vohnia, Rajubhai Soni, Nitesh Bhatt, Ramesh Chandna and Head Constable Somabhai Gowri.

In 2017, the Bombay High Court upheld the conviction and life imprisonment of all the convicts in the gang-rape case, while in April 2019, the Supreme Court of India directed the Gujarat government to pay Balquis Bano Rs 50 lakh as compensation along with her choice. Job and housing should also be given.

Also Read: India: All convicts in Balquis Bano gang-rape case stay out of jail

All these criminals have been released a few days ago after being pardoned by the Gujarat government.

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