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‘Who would rape a mother of four?’ UP cop’s shocker

A senior police officer in Uttar Pradesh looked at a woman who claimed she had been raped, and said, ‘Why would anyone rape such an elderly woman?’ The remark was filmed on Friday by local media in Deoria in eastern Uttar Pradesh who wanted to expose the difficulty a woman faced in getting the police to register a rape case.

The police man, who insulted the 35-year-old woman, has been identified as Assistant Superintendent of Police KC Goswami. ‘Her oldest child is 14, why would anyone rape such an elderly woman?’ he asked in front of a crowd.

Her husband said, ‘She was dragged to the farms, and then raped.’ He added on Wednesday night she went to a farm and was raped by a villager she recognised. He strangled her and left her in the fields, assuming she was dead.

Since a medical student was fatally gang-raped on a Delhi bus in December, activists and others have been highlighting the need for police officers to be trained to handle cases of sexual violence sensitively.
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