VIDEO | Horror in India: A raped and half-naked girl (12) runs through the streets, no one helps her
Gang rape of girls and young women has been a problem in India for decades, and the latest video shocked the Indian and world public because it testifies to the indifference of the citizens when a raped 12-year-old girl frantically runs down the street and asks for help, but she doesn't get it, on the contrary bystanders chase after the half-naked and bloodied rape victim without rendering aid or calling the police or an ambulance.
A Hindu Brahmin priest Rahul Sharma helped a 12 year old rape victim in #Ujjain
Listen to him as to how he came to her rescue.#UjjainHorror #IndianArmy Welcome to India #Gujarat #Bangalore Thanks India #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/QYNx6Ua6Fr
— Gavendra Chaudhary (@GavendraChaudh4) September 28, 2023
A total of two hours passed before the minor finally found someone to help her - a Hindu priest - after she was raped in the city of Huizhou by a driver who was arrested.
"It could not speak." Her eyes were swollen shut. I gave her paper and a pencil, but she couldn't write anything," said Raul Sharma, the man who finally responded to the 12-year-old boy's pleas for help.
What a shame on humanity this is. How insensitive can people be to not come forward and help a 12 year old rape victim? This incident from Ujjain makes the heart weep at the unfairness of it all. Walked Semi-Naked On Road For 2.5 Hrs, Denied Help By Locals in Ujjain.#India❤️ pic.twitter.com/eqqQpBsJMq
— Jagannath Kalaburagi (@sk_Jagannath) September 27, 2023
According to the BBC, the 12-year-old girl was taken to a hospital where she underwent surgery.
After the video, which was captured by security cameras, was released, the police were ordered to donate blood for the 12-year-old girl, and the mayor of the area said that they will take care of her in every way.
- She is now our daughter as well as the daughter of the state and we will make sure that the perpetrator is punished the most severely, said this official.