India: 12-year-old girl raped and bleeding, Asks for help but is shooed away

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  1. kazenatsu

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    On Camera, 12-Year-Old Girl, Raped And Bleeding, Asks For Help, Shooed Away

    A 12-year-old girl, semi-naked and bleeding after alleged rape, went from door to door asking for help. People stared at her but refused to help. One man was seen shooing her away as she approached him for help.

    Video was captured from a security camera at Badnagar road, in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

    September 26, 2023

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PGAHu5zffE

    For anyone familiar with India, this is not that surprising. India has a lot of overcrowded areas and poverty, so people didn't want to get involved or be bothered by having to give assistance to a strange girl. People are looking out for themselves and their own family.
    The subject of rape is also something people shy away from in Indian society, so people wanted to look away and ignore it. Because to recognise the girl would be to recognise what what they sensed had likely happened to her -- something that would be too uncomfortable.

    This also reminds me of the Kitty Genovese case in New York City and something in psychology called the "bystander effect". In crowded cities with lots of people, the society starts developing an attitude of not caring about surrounding people, becoming numb and indifferent to the problems of strangers, and viewing it as not their role to help, that someone else should help. Basically opposite of the culture of hospitality in other areas with very low population.

    Unfortunately, child rape is not an uncommon occurrence in India. Something like this wouldn't even make headlines. For anyone who's never been to India, many newspapers in India have an entire section in their back pages listing all the horrific rapes that happened that week. It almost reads more like a "wanted ads" pages list, since there are so many of these cases they cannot devote many words or much space to each story.
    For a story like this such an entry might read "12yo girl raped, perpetrators unknown, seen walking through street half naked, torn clothes, bleeding, bystanders offered no assistance. Ujjain district."
     
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    Disabled Girls Raped in Raj Home of Horror

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    by Nitesh Kumar Sharma, TNN
    May 19, 2023

    Jaipur: Horrifying stories of child abuse are trickling out of the closed doors o Kanota-based Awaaz Foundation in Rajasthan on Saturday, a day after some orphaned hearing and speech impaired girls alleged they were raped and beaten up by its employees.

    The police said one of the two wardens, Ashok Prajapat (28 ), used to sneak into the girl's section using a mobile torch, force the victims out of their room after gagging them, and then rape them in another room on the buildings premises.

    Since July last year, the male warden, Ashok Prajapat, 28, raped a girl twice and another one eight times besides subjecting her to unnatural sex. [probably referring to anal] Security guard Mahesh Mali who was also arrested, raped another girl at least once. Clerk Suresh Bairwa molested the girl, while his wife Geeta used to beat the victims severely.


    House of Horror: Inmates Drugged, Raped, Tortured at Shelter Home

    Horror stories of rape and torture have leaked out of a shelter home in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram, from where over 100 inmates have been rescued so far.

    The tales of torture at Anbu Jothi Ashram in Villupuram came to fore after a US resident Salim Khan moved the Madras high court to get the authorities to act on his complaint that his father-in-law Jawahirullah was missing from the private shelter home where he was admitted to in December 2021.

    "We have been running the home for the past 17 years. We admit mentally ill people wandering on the streets. Relatives of mentally ill people also admit them in our home."

    Police said Jubin and his wife Mariya would be arrested once they are discharged from hospital. The couple were reportedly injured by two feral monkeys they kept in a cage and used to intimidate the ashram inmates. Jubin had released them when he found officials at the ashram gates and the monkeys attacked him and his wife.

    A survivor, who came as a teenager from Odisha through a ‘rescue’ group that took her to Anbu Jothi Ashram, said she was repeatedly raped, beaten up and threatened.

    "When she tried to resist, the employees set on them two ferocious monkeys the owner kept in a cage," the report quoted R Lalitha, a volunteer with Social Awareness Society for Youth, as saying. The group is looking after the survivors now.

    According to the survivor, several women were chained to window grilles, drugged using sleeping pills and raped, adding that those any bid to resist were dealt with beatings of iron rods and attacks by the monkeys.

    https://www.news18.com/india/house-...g-without-licence-since-17-years-7086649.html
    February 16, 2023
     
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    India. Poverty. Yep.
     
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    I've seen similar stories from China. The claim generally associated with them is that people refuse to help because if they do offer aid, they will be considered (either by society or in an official capacity by authorities) as taking legal responsibility for the well being of the person they're helping. The idea being that you can't just help someone a little. If you take them in, you also have to feed them, clothe them, take them to the hospital and pay their medical bills, otherwise you could be held liable for their predicament (because the govt sure as hell doesn't want to fit the bill).

    I dunno how true it is, but it wouldn't surprise me at all, given how the bureaucratic authoritarian mindset in our own country has led to things like the govt banning giving food to the poor for fear that food hasn't been properly inspected and certified by health officials ...better that folks starve to death than risk eating bad food, once bureaucracy gets sufficiently involved.
     
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    Quite off topic, like your post, but that system also allows for the cultivation food so denuded of nutrition that it needs to be added back in the form of chemicals to qualify as food.
     

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