RIO DE JANERIO — Brazilian cops are searching for more than 30 men who allegedly gang raped a teenaged girl in Rio De Janeiro and after that posted its video online.
The 16-year-old survivor, who claimed she had gone to visit her beau at his home, said she was drugged and when she woke up she was at a different location with all those men.
The arrest warrants issued include one against her boyfriend too. The 40-second video went viral and motivated an online campaign against the rape culture in Brazil.
Although different accounts of the incident have also been reported, a statement she gave to cops said she woke up injured a day later and went home.
It was few days later that she found that her alleged rapists had posted pictures of the incident online. BBC reported that her grandmother said the family watched the video and cried.
Government not serious in resolving Nirmala Panta’s case: Gagan Thapa
BHIMDUTTANAGAR— Nepali Congress youth leader and lawmaker Gagan Kumar Thapa has alleged that the government was not serious about finding the perpetrators of the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta, a 13-year-old girl from Bhimduttanagar Municipality-2, Kanchanpur.
Leader Thapa was speaking in a meeting with the party workers at the Nepali Congress party district office here this morning. He said people’s trust towards the government was waning due to its nonchalance in providing justice in the Nirmala Panta’s case.
He also accused the government of not working as per the people’s aspiration despite the formation of a stable government after a long wait.
After the meeting with the party workers, Thapa met with Nirmala’s parents who are staging a sit-in in front of the District Administration Office for last two weeks demanding justice.
“Please, take care of your health. I will relay your message to the Prime Minister and the president of the Nepali Congress, the main opposition party in parliament,” he assured Nirmala’s grieving parents.Follow @gorkhapost