LUCKNOW- A young man in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state shot at his father for making sexual advances towards his wife, according to reports in Indian media.
Police said that Amit, 28, was upset over his father’s regular alleged sexual advances towards his wife. On Saturday night, when 50-year-old Ratiram repeated it allegedly in an inebriated state, his son shot at him, the Times of India reported while quoting police sources. The shooter surrendered himself before the local police along with the weapon.
The family lives in Imadpur Thamrai area of Farrukhabad district.
After being shot by his son, Ratiram was rushed to Qayamganj community health centre from where he was later shifted to a private nursing home. His condition was stated to be stable by doctors, the TOI said.
Sexual crimes are on the rise in India, with rape the fourth most common crime against women in the state. Every year thousands of cases of sexual harassment, rape, gang-rape surface in India. While a majority of rape cases in India are never reported.
Earlier this month, a report by Times of India revealed shops in the Uttar Pradesh state were providing their customers with graphic gang rape videos.
Short clips, lasting from 30 seconds to five minutes, are downloaded directly to a customer’s cell phone as soon as the content has been paid for. The prices depend on how “exclusive” a clip is and vary from 50 to 150 rupees per clip ($0.75-$2). The trade turnover is quite significant with hundreds, or even thousands, of videos being sold every day.
Several rape cases in India received widespread media attention and triggered protests since 2012. This led the Government of India to reform its penal code for crimes of rape and sexual assault.