An 18 year old daughter raped, not once, but twice by her father while mother abetted. This is a voice of a victim of sexual offence, being raised by The Criminological Research and Development Organisation (CRDO), India. The victim has shared her perspective on increasing numbers of rape cases in India.
This time neither a boyfriend, a friend, a gang nor an unknown person, this time he is a Father i.e. hero of every daughter’s story. Recently, a tragic incident took place in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh where a Father forgot all of his emotions, all of his relations as he raped his 18 years old daughter; the most horrifying thing was that her mother abetted the crime, she watched this all silently. Parents used to be the saviour for their children in every possible situation, but now the meaning relations have changed, now a girl must learn how to be safe even in her own house. What were they thinking when they both were doing this with their daughter.
The nationwide lockdown due to Covid19 is creating numerous unanticipated side effects, including crime. Police and policymakers need to move rapidly to fortify these crime reductions while envisioning and forestalling new criminal opportunity.
Lockdown is not just effect the individual’s lifestyle but also change the pattern how crime occurs. Fortunately, this fundamental change will see a small reduction in certain crimes. A few areas have just observed and recorded crime drop by as much as 20%. But there are stressing signs that offenses like domestic violence and online fraud are probably going to flood and that new offenses (like malicious coughing), are rising as well.
However, criminology pays special attention to crime opportunities and how they are influenced and determine by lifestyles, routine activities, and particular goods and services. For instance, a person who goes out more in the evening experiences more interpersonal crimes, like snatch-theft or an assault, while at the same time, their unguarded home is more vulnerable to burglary.
In order to reduce the increasing number of corona virus-positive cases among police personnel, they required to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits during their duty. They are continues combating with India’s highly deadly corona virus outbreak.
There is an acute need for the PPE kits for the police personal who are deployed across the country in the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic. These police personnel had to move closely with the medical professionals to identify and shift the COVID19 suspected cases to hospitals. Apart from this, they are also assisting the medical staff and authorities in tracking down primary, secondary and tertiary contacts of COVID19 positive patients.
Health professionals, sanitation staff, a person runs grocery and medical shop, government staffs, all of them from the frontline to fight against the COVID19, but the police are in the frontline of the frontline. Police personnel as a first responder are playing a more pivotal role in keeping people safe and ensuring society continues to function in a civil manner during this extraordinary time. They do their duty perfectly without any proper safety measures. They are worried about their safety.
Today policemen are wearing only hand gloves and face masks while performing their duty. However, the Government of India has framed the standard COVID19 precautionary measures but not exclusively for the police personnel. They are basic in keeping the system functioning. They along with maintaining the law and order visit the homes of travelers and the infected, enforce quarantine, protect healthcare workers, and ensure that essential supplies move while stopping the non-essential movement of people. Poorly equipped, overworked to the level of exhaustion, and confronting the most serious risk of infection, substantially more than even the medical professionals.