Indian woman in her 40s 'is gang raped in a school where she was quarantined for a night by police' amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown
An Indian woman was allegedly gang raped in a school where she had been quarantined for a night by the police amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, a police official said on Sunday.
The incident occurred last week in the desert state of Rajasthan when the victim, a daily wage earner, sought shelter at a police station after walking alone for miles and losing the way to her native village.
In the absence of a quarantine centre, local police housed her for the night in a school building, where she was allegedly raped by three men.
'Three local men who raped the woman inside the school on April 23 have been arrested and sent to jail,' Parth Sharma, a deputy superintendent of police in Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan and the investigating officer in the case, told Reuters by telephone.
The victim, aged between 40-45 years, said in a statement to the police that she had been walking for several days from Sawai Madhopur before she reached a village where she was raped.
Sharma said the woman had been sent to a local quarantine facility to get tested for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.
'We don't know how long she was on her own for, and who she came into contact with, and her test results are not yet known,' he said, adding that a junior police official had been suspended for negligence.
The nationwide lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month to contain the spread of the virus prompted tens of thousands of workers who lost their jobs in cities to walk for days in desperation to reach their homes in rural India.
Many of them are now in overcrowded quarantine centres and authorities are struggling to cope.
Experts fear that the world's biggest lockdown has not been able to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and country has begun to see a surge in cases with testing being ramped up.
Despite stringent laws, rape occurs every 20 minutes, on average, according to federal crime data.
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Dante6830, Cymru. , United Kingdom
Hope the rapists get tough punishments
FeelLikeANumber, USA, United States
Lockdown will only make life even worse for women and girls in India.
US is a Farce, Anywhere, United States
She would have been safer, if they would have put her in jail, if it was a single locked cell. What were 3 men doing in the school? She would also have been safer if she had slept on the police room floor, but they isolated her because they thought she might have covid. Execute the useless predators who did this to her. No society needs predators in it. The police didn't even give her any pepper spray to protect herself.
Mian, London, United Kingdom
This happens all the time to women in police custody. Horrendous.
The only time the men are truly put on trial is when the towns come together and demand tougher sentences or death. Otherwise men get away this the crime.
Ferringhi, Commare, United Kingdom
why are women not respected or protected there?
Everymanoftheworld, manchester, United Kingdom
The police are the worst culprits...!!!!
警察是罪魁祸首…! ! ! !
Sharnoir, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Do they hate women so much to do such things?