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26/02/2019 10:21 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh Woman Assaulted By Kin Of Rape Accused For Participating In Dignity March

The woman's daughter is a rape survivor.

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A woman who took part in the ‘Garima Yatra’ for sexual assault survivors was beaten by a mob in her village in Uttar Pradesh for speaking up on the issue. 

The woman is believed to have participated in the march with her husband because her minor daughter is a rape survivor. 

The woman alleged that the family of the rape accused had come looking for her and her husband when they had gone for the march. And when they returned on Saturday, they were assaulted.

“There were about 35-40 people, mostly relatives of the accused. About a dozen of them hit me on my head repeatedly, until I started bleeding. I am barely able to walk as they hit me on my legs with sticks,” the woman told The IndianExpress.

The woman told the newspaper that even her two minor daughters and her mother-in-law were assaulted. 

The Indian Express reported that the daughter of the couple was raped after several police complaints of stalking and assault, but the police did not take any action. 

Thousands of survivors of sexual abuse travelled from across India to participate in the dignity march in New Delhi on Friday.

The survivors, both women and children, who have faced some form of abuse in their life, travelled 10,000 km connecting 200 districts in 24 states starting from Mumbai on 20 December, reported PTI.