Another incident of rape is reported in India, where a private school teacher was arrested for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl student.
Rape is one of the highest reported crimes in India.
The latest incident happened in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda, where according to police, ‘A teacher of a private school in a village located within the Tindwari police station limits has been arrested for allegedly raping a six-year-old student. The girl has been sent for a medical examination.”
‘The teacher, a distant relative of the girl, asked her and her younger brother to stay back after the classes, saying he would give them tuition. Subsequently, he sent the girl’s brother to a shop to buy toffees and allegedly raped her in the school toilet,’ Circle officer said.
“When the girl’s brother returned, he heard her sister cry from the toilet. On knocking the door, the accused opened it and escaped,” said the officer.
This incident added fury of many Indians on social media, who have been advocating justice for rape victims in India.
‘Stay’ is one of the top trends on Twitter where social media users are expressing their anger, grief and demanding justice for the victim.
Rape is rampant in India. According to a June 2018 poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, India is the most dangerous country in the world for women.
The most recent data from India’s National Crime Records Bureau reveals that 38,947 cases of rape were registered in India in 2016—marking a 12.4 percent increase from the previous year. At that rate, a woman is raped in India about every 15 minutes.