It’s the same story each time.
The Kolkata police refused to believe that rape was possible inside a car [Link]. The Gurgaon pub attendant was reported to have walked willingly to the rapists’ car [Link] Noida rape vicitm was accused of drinking Vodka [Link] And now Bangalore rape victim is being accused of resorting to drama to gain sympathy.
Why doesn’t the police investigate instead of judging?
Do you think rape victims can’t sense this? Do you think they find this attitude of the police reassuring?
But once the mikes are switched off and pens sheathed, the officers and administrators launch into a barrage of innuendos and insinuations against the victim.
Here’s what The Times of India gleaned from top officers and administrators:
“She was rusticated last year by her university due to shortage of attendance. This year, too, she has an attendance problem. She is resorting to this drama to gain the varsity authorities’ sympathy,” the source added.
However, TOI’s inquiries with NLSIU sources revealed that the girl has not had any attendance problems till date. [Link]
Some more allegations:
1. The girl and her male companion “became friend … through a social networking site two weeks ago. They had met on Saturday and had gone out for the first time” [Link]
If they suspect the male companion was responsible, are they investigating that angle?
2. Her clothes were in tatters, but no physical injuries were evident on her…. [Link]
3. …the forested area has been closed for vehicles at night. They say that the duo might have sneaked in. [Link]
Now, is that relevant?
4. …the girl bore no injury or struggle marks during the medical examination. [Link]
(But they are still waiting for the medical report)
And finally if you can’t prove there was no rape, try to prove the victim was responsible for the assault.