Tortured minor escapes from home, seeks help from BHS

Tortured minor escapes from home, seeks help from BHS
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Fearing for life, a 14-year-old girl fled her home in Warangal to escape the brutal torture by her maternal uncle and family members. Landing in Hyderabad, she now sought help of the Balala Hakkula Sangham. Unwilling to divulge her name in public, she was staying with her maternal uncle Ramulu’s family after her father had passed away. 

Hyderabad: Fearing for life, a 14-year-old girl fled her home in Warangal to escape the brutal torture by her maternal uncle and family members. Landing in Hyderabad, she now sought help of the Balala Hakkula Sangham. Unwilling to divulge her name in public, she was staying with her maternal uncle Ramulu’s family after her father had passed away.

“The torture started when I was around 10 years. My uncle’s family used to torture me in all possible ways so that I part with the property which is on my name”

Being the only child of her parents, she said that she has to inherit property and a house worth several crores, as it comes under commercial area in Jangaon, Warangal. Speaking to The Hans India, the Class IX student said that after her father’s sad demise, her custody was given to her uncle. “The torture started when I was around 10 years.

My uncle’s family used to torture me in all possible ways so that I part with the property which is on my name,” she lamented. With moistened eyes, she alleged that her uncle encouraged his son to sexually assault her. “My uncle’s son tried to rape me a number of times. Whenever I used to react, he used to force and beat me brutally.

I was in fear and had sleepless nights as I did not have anyone’s support,” she divulged. She said that with the help of her friend’s advocate brother, she reached Hyderabad. “My friend’s brother called up the Balala Hakkula Sangham and explained about the injustice meted out to me. Then I was brought here,” she said.

It is basically a Hyderbad based NGO aiming to save the child rights, fight against child labour, corporal punishments in schools, organise child rights awareness camps, etc. The AP and Telangana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights member, Achyuta Rao said that the girl had internal and external wounds as she was beaten up.

“Now we have sent her to a child home where she will be in safe hands. She will continue her education as her aim is to become a fashion designer,” he said. Rao further added that they intend to get stay orders regarding the girl’s property so that it would not be possessed by her uncle. He further said that the girl would have rights over her parental property once she turns 18.

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