Girl, 16, tied by rope to alleged rapist and walking through chanting crowds – World News

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Girl, 16, tied by rope to alleged rapist and walking through chanting crowds - World News


A shocking video appearing to show a teenage girl linked to her alleged rapist came out of a village.
The clip, which was taken in Madhya Pradesh, India, shows a 16-year-old girl tied with a rope to a man.

As they walk past a rowdy crowd of people, they can be heard shouting and chanting “Long live Mother India”.

The girl’s family were reportedly among those who insisted that she be publicly ashamed after the rape charges were raised.

Police arrived at the scene and released the girl, who was allegedly assaulted during the humiliating ritual.

Six people, including the alleged rapist, were arrested.



The man and the girl were bonded to each other in the humiliating ritual

According to NDTV, police officer Dilip Singh Bilwal said: “One of the cases was filed against the 21-year-old man accused of rape.

“Another FIR (first information report) was filed against members of the girl’s family and villagers for marching her through the village and beating her. ”

India has been in the global spotlight in recent years for its record on sexual violence.



Several people were arrested following the incident

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 32,033 rape cases were recorded in the country in 2019, or 88 per day on average.

While this gives India a significantly lower per capita rate than other countries – and about a quarter of that of France for example – it is widely believed that a high proportion of rapes in the country is not reported.

This may in part be due to a culture of victim blame that can extend from villages to the justice system.



The 16-year-old could be seen with a rope tied around her waist
The 16-year-old could be seen with a rope tied around her waist

Judge Krishna Dixit was widely criticized last month after he granted early bail – bail before arrest – to a man accused of rape in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

He suggested the victim’s accusations were false and asked why she fell asleep after the alleged attack.

He said her reasoning, “that she was tired”, was “unworthy of an Indian; this is not how our women react when they are happy, ”Nikkei reported.

In recent years, several cases of rape in India have gained international attention due to their shocking nature.



Indian activists protested alleged gang rape of 19-year-old Dalit girl last year
Indian activists protested alleged gang rape of 19-year-old Dalit girl last year

The gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a public bus in Delhi in 2012 sparked large protests across the capital.

She was with a friend who was severely beaten with an iron rod, which was then used to penetrate her so badly that the victim’s intestines had to be surgically removed.

She died thirteen days after the attack.

Further large-scale protests were staged when a woman who was admitted to Delhi hospital after an attack in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in September died.

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