Farmer Marries Gangrape Survivor, Enrolls Her in Law Course

The victim claims that Jitender was not only fighting taboos, but is also being framed by the accused.

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Things are looking up for Haryana, and a story treating a rape victim with honour has finally surfaced. A 29 year old farmer from the Jind district is changing the narrative by marrying a gangrape survivor.

Jitender Chhatar married the survivor on 4 December 2015. He joined her in her fight for justice and is now seeking Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s intervention to nab one accused who is still at large.

Chhatar, apart from the emotional support he is providing the girl with, has also enrolled her in a law course, which reflects a mentality that is seldom visible in Haryana.

She can join the judicial services or as a lawyer can help other rape survivors. We have already started a platform called Youth Against Rapes.
Jitender Chhatar told TOI

The victim said that she was more fortunate when compared to any other victims who had to face additional trauma after the assault.The wife claimed that Jitender was not only fighting taboos, but is also being framed by the accused.

The victim was sexually abused by Neeraj, who lived and worked in Jind, as well as four others including a woman. After the incident, Jitender accepted the marriage proposal advanced by the victim’s family. Soon after, the victim approached Jitender with the truth.

She asked me to marry someone else since it could affect my social life. However, my family and I did not change our decision
Jitender Chattar

Jitender is pursuing his wife’s case with the police and helped them arrest the accused. Neeraj offered him 70 lakhs as settlement and asked him to annul the marriage. On being refused, Neeraj allegedly has got two false cases registered against Jitender.

(Source: Times of India)

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