When I saw on the news that a five year old girl was raped by a man in his twenties, I was livid. As a mother of a five year old, I was greatly affected by this horrific crime. Apparently he was a tenant in the girl’s house. How could a grown man do commit such a horrific act on a child? What is the government of India doing about this? Why is rape so rampant in the country? Women and girls are not safe. What will happen to the rapist of this child? I hope that he will get the punishment he deserves.
I learned today that the police arrested a second man in connection with the abduction and rape of the little girl. This youngest of the rape victims so far was not only raped but tortured. According to BBC News, she was taken hostage on Monday and attacked in a locked room for over 48 hours. Once found guilty, these men should be thrown into jail without any possibility of being released. This way they cannot hurt another innocent child. They should be made an example to others who might be thinking of committing similar violent crimes.
It has also been reported that the little girl is showing signs of improvement but the people of New Delhi have erupted into protests again. They are saying that the police are not doing enough to prevent rape in their country. Enough is enough! It’s time the police do their job. Let us raise our voices in protest and soladarity with the people of India and demand justice for the five year old rape victim.