I would like to take an opportunity to share very sad news, 12 years old girl being raped by her own father (not adopted, has blood relations) in Nepal. This is the real story of one of my staff member, Sumitra Jha's family. Two years back (in 2009), Sumitra's (named changed) niece has been raped by her own father in Sanepa, Lalitpur. Sumitra by profession is a nurse has known about the incident from her niece when second time her father attempted her to rape she was screaming and running towards Sumitra’s house in Sanepa and her father (Sumitra's brother) was running after her.
Only after a month thorough investigation Sumitra and his younger brother proved him guilty. They identified that he has been continuously engaged in sexual relationships with his wife’s sisters since he got married. He was constantly sexually harassing and abusing his wife sisters one after another till they got marry. When all three his wife sisters got marry and he asked his wife to find out someone for him to have a sex but his wife refused. So, he warned his wife saying that he can do whatever he wish if she does not find someone to have a sex. This is how story started and raped her daughter.
Since Sumitra was bold enough they locked up him in Jail in Nakhu, Lalitpur and still now he is in jail. Sumitra said she couldn’t believe how policeman were saying them not take this case seriously because it is a matter of family prestige and better to dismiss the case.
Sumitra shared about this case and sought advice with me, asking what to do to his brother. Otherwise, such news would never come out in the public. But sadly Sumitra niece is very much mentally depressed because she could not believe that her own father could do that to her. So, recover from this sitation she has been sent to India for her further study.
So, unless and until we don't empower and educate each and every mother and girl child this kind of incidents will continue among girls and story will remain concealed.