15 June, 2021

Traumatic Questions

The rape of a child in an upscale school sees a vocal expression of rage in the city

Traumatic Questions

A City Speaks Up

  • After the alleged rape of a child by a skating instructor at school, protests erupted in Bangalore
  • The anger, the media attention, the cries for punishment have invited comparisons to Delhi’s ‘Nirbhaya’ case
  • A NIMHANS advisory has pointed out how experts can combine psychiatric and forensic interviews to ease victims’ trauma, yet build a strong case.
  • Some time back, a postgraduate  student had been abducted and raped by car-borne assailants


You might call it Bangalore’s ‘Nirbhaya moment’, though that’s a disturbingly label-happy distinction. Last week, hundreds of Bangaloreans joined parents of students at an upmarket school where a six-year-old had been raped, allegedly by a skating instructor, in a protest that voiced anguish, disgust and immense anger. It’s a consolation that the victims of the two recent rapes in Bangalore—the other was a 22-year-old who was with...

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