Indian cop rapes girl (13) who went to report gang rape, An officer in the north of India raped a thirteen-year-old girl who just went to the police station to report gang rape.
The officer has been suspended indefinitely and a criminal investigation has been launched.
The girl is said to have been raped by four men for days last month. When she was brought back to her village in Lalitpur district by the suspects, she filed a report on the advice of her father.
Across the country, people are reacting with anger and disgust, reports Reuters news agency. This has led to authorities wanting to present an investigation report within one day.
India is trying to tackle sexual abuse with stricter legislation
In India, stories of (group) rapes come out more often. One of the most notorious stories is the gang rape of a young woman in 2012. She was repeatedly raped and abused with a steel tube by six men in a moving bus.
The woman died of her injuries two weeks later. Her boyfriend was restrained and left seriously injured during the crime.
Since that incident, the country has been actively trying to tackle sexual abuse. For example, the legislation on sexual violence was tightened and the death penalty can now be imposed for rapes of girls under the age of twelve.
In 2020, four men involved in the infamous 2012 rape were executed. Another man had already died in his cell, while the sixth suspect received a lower sentence because he was a minor.
Many women are still being raped in India. According to government figures, some 34,000 women were abused in 2018. That had decreased slightly in 2020 to 32,000 abuse cases.
Indian cop rapes girl (13) who went to report gang rape
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