In yet another insensitive and shameful incident, a Kerala rape survivor was asked humiliating questions by the police. “Which one of them gave you the greatest pleasure?” she was allegedly asked by a police officer.
Her story came to light when dubbing actress Bhagyalakshmi posted about this incident on Facebook. According to Bhagyalakshmi, the husband and the wife came to meet her and talk about this incident.The woman called the artiste after watching her in a TV discussion recently.
Two years ago, the woman said, when her husband was away, four of his friends came to her house in Thrissur, around 280 km from Thiruvananthapuram, and claimed he was in the hospital. She went with them, but they allegedly drove her somewhere outside the city. The woman alleged that the men took turns to rape her.
The woman went public with her story in a public conference on Nov 3rd and said she was forced to withdraw her complaint because of humiliation by the police. According to her, the humiliation at the police station was worse than the rape itself. They made gross remarks on her, Her husband added that the questions by the police cannot be even said in public. They alleged that they are living in hiding now, it’s been three months since they have gone to their house in Thrissur district.
The viral FB post led Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to contact Bhagya Lakshmi and promise action.
The Logical Indian community condemns this strongly and requests the government for swift action and justice for the woman. The police is for our safety and if the victims start living in fear of the police, then society can never hope for justice.
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