Where are Our Children Safe, Now That Homes, Schools, and Temples are Ruled Out?

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Where are Our Children Safe, Now That Homes, Schools, and Temples are Ruled Out?

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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even months. That’s how long it took before the sexual abuse and rape of an 11-year-old in an upscale Chennai apartment complex came to light. The shocking details of the incident only emerged after the victim’s sister noticed marks on her body, bringing the cycle of assault, blackmail, and intimidation to an end. Seventeen people have been arrested including the building’s security guard, lift operator, plumber, and electrician.

Once again, India is left speechless by a horrific assault on a minor.

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