Friday, June 13, 2014

Woman ‘raped in police station’

A police dog stands near the tree last month where two teenage girls were found hanging a
A police dog stands near the tree last month where two teenage girls were found hanging after they were gang-raped in Katra village in Uttar Pradesh state. Source: AP
AN Indian woman yesterday said she was gang-raped by four officers at a police station, the latest in a string of shocking sex attacks in the troubled state of Uttar Pradesh. 

The woman said she had gone to the station overnight on Monday, local time, in the state’s Hamirpur district to seek her husband’s release when she was attacked.

“At 11:30pm when there was no one in the room, the sub-­inspector took me to his room and raped me inside the police station,” the woman told CNN-IBN.

The woman filed a complaint with a senior officer over the ­attack, which allegedly occurred when she refused to pay a bribe to secure the release of her ­husband.

“The procedure will be followed — the victim has filed a complaint and the guilty will be arrested soon,” said Virendra Kumar Shekhar, a police official from Hamirpur.

Sub-inspector Balbir Singh said a criminal case had been lodged against four officers from the station.

The case is the latest in a string of horrific rapes and murders in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, where Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is under growing political pressure over his handling of law and order.

Late last month, two girls, aged 12 and 14, were gang-raped and lynched in their village. They were attacked after going into a field to relieve themselves at night because they did not have a toilet at home.

Their families refused to cut the bodies down from the tree for hours in protest, saying police had failed to take action against the attackers because the girls were from a low caste.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all politicians to work together to protect women, in his first comments on the issue since the hanging of the girls sparked public outrage.

Mr Modi warned politicians against “politicising rape”, saying they were “playing with the dignity of women” in his first speech to parliament since sweeping to power at last month’s national elections.

India brought in tougher laws last year against sexual offenders after the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi in December 2012, but they have failed to stem the tide of violence against women.

Also this week, a 45-year-old woman was found hanging from a tree in Uttar Pradesh. Her family said she had been raped and murdered.

A police officer said they were questioning five men over the incident, which occurred several kilometres from her home in Bahraich district.

“They (her husband and son) have alleged that the woman, before being strung up from the tree, was raped and murdered by these men,” said district superintendent Happy Guptan. 13 Jun 2014

This story appeared in a facebook post with a more graphic illustration of the two women hanging, which will not be posted in this article.

The people police involved in the rape are nothing less than savages.

This is far from an isolated incident, where many cases do not go reported locally and certainly not on an international scale.

What is worse is that this is a kind of mindset embedded in the 'culture' of the nation.

Under the humanitarian / refugee banner this trash is imported into Australia, which at some later point in time the mentality rears its ugly head and crimes are committed against Australian women.

There is very little action from Australian authorities in terms jailing for life or even deporting the criminals back to India, as the mighty 'dollar' speaks louder, where there are trade agreements for Australia to import cheap Indian labour, to desecrate the Australian worker from earning a decent wage to support the family.

The importation of 'slave' labour into Melbourne, Australia sits at approximately 1000 people per week.

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