India is dealing with yet another shocking rape case coupled with police abuse. What is most striking about this case is that the police officers abusing the victim were women. A mother brought her 10-year-old daughter to two female officers after she was allegedly raped. The officers responded by putting the girl into jail.
The mother knew the name of the alleged rapist and wanted to file a complaint. Her parents found the girl in a field where she had been dumped after the rape.
The local thug accused by the parents has now fled — helped along no doubt by the hours the police spent incarcerating the victim. The officers have reportedly been suspended. However, the case reveals the continuing cultural barriers that women, and particularly rape victims, face in rape.
Source: Times of India