The recent cases of rapes and sexual assaults on women in Bangalore, particularly the rape of a six-year-old in a prestigious city school, has had people questioning the safety in a city that has otherwise been considered to be safer than metros such as Delhi and Mumbai.
In the last few days, there have been reports about sexual assault on a woman in Frazer Town in a car, the rape of a student in a school and the recent case of the rape of a 17-year-old seminary student.
Bangalore is fast losing its 'safety' tag, with the National Crime Records Bureau placing the IT-city third after Delhi and Mumbai for maximum crimes against women committed last year, with a total of 2,608 cases.
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shobha Karandlaje is said to have written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday stating that 10 rapes have taken place in and around Bangalore in just the last one week, Times of India reported.
The rape of a six-year-old student in VIBGYOR High School in Bangalore that came to light just last week has especially enraged citizens everywhere, and Twitterati has slammed the city for slowly turning into a rape capital.
While some have expressed their shock at the incident, some have blamed the Congress-led government for the spate of crimes.
When #Bangalore is turning to rape capital under congress, our CM continues to doze during debates on sexual offenses in the Assembly.
— Jagadish Shettar (@JagadishShettar) July 18, 2014
The newspapers are filled with rape and murder. They even raped a Catholic nun the other day in a seminary! #Bangalore
— Savio PL (@Sav_UK) July 19, 2014
— Chitra Subramaniam (@chitraSD) July 18, 2014
— Vivëk Köndür (@vevck) July 19, 2014