A teenage rape victim was allegedly sexually assaulted a second time while in hospital receiving treatment for the original attack in India’s east, police said on Monday, in the latest case of violence against women.
The 15-year-old girl has told police that she was raped on Sunday by a security guard at the hospital where she had been admitted in Jamshedpur city in the impoverished state of Jharkhand.
“We registered a case and arrested the private security guard posted at the hospital after the girl’s complaint and are now awaiting her medical report,” police superintendent Chandan Jha told AFP.
Worthy of a specifically harsh punishment on the (alleged) perpetrator methinks.
Which puts me heavily out of step with current approved thinking of course, for rape is simply rape, there is no “rape, rape” and not “rape, rape”, there is simply “rape”.
Which does not, I’m afraid, quite accord with how I see the world. If a security guard goes pilfering I would expect them to get a heavier punishment than someone who broke in, teenage youth or career crim. So too here.
And whatever the various campaigners say pretty sure that most would agree.