Why Can’t Men’s Eyes See A 9-Yr-Old Girl As A Kid And Not A Sex Object?

A 9 year old girl was raped and murdered in Puducherry, and her body found in a sack in a drain. There are massive protests happening.

Trigger Warning: This speaks of child sexual abuse, rape, and murder, and may be triggering for survivors.

Why can’t men’s eyes see a 9-year-old girl as a kid?

If that had occurred, then the shocking incident in Puducherry wouldn’t have happened. A nine-year-old girl, a student of class five, went missing a few days ago, and a complaint was raised with the police in Puducherry.

She was found in a drain near her house in Muthialpet

After the missing complaint was received, a tip-off about a floating sack in a drain near the girl’s house gave doubt that led to finding her body 72 hours after her disappearance. Her hands and legs were tied together.

It was evident that she was sexually assaulted and cruelly murdered. Her parents along with the residents entered a protest to find the culprits. This incident raised shocking waves around.

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan visited the family after the incident. Interacting with reporters later, the Lt. Governor said the government will ensure that the culprits get maximum punishment.

Chief Minister N. Rangasamy has announced a compensation of ₹20 lakh to the family of the child.
Protests by various political parties, non-governmental organizations, and students were held seeking justice for the child at several places.

Two residents of the same area have been identified as the accused

They have been arrested under the provisions of POCSO, SC/ST Acts and on charges of murder and kidnapping. It was revealed that the accused were under the influence of drugs and further investigation is on. The girl’s funeral was conducted by the family around 9:00 am on March 7 with police protection.

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The life of a little soul has left behind a deep scar in society and has revealed the truth behind the safety of girls in our country. So if drug supplies are being banned/stopped, can such incidents be prevented?
Kids are to be viewed as kids. If they are seen as some usable object, then these incidents can never end. As expressed by many, the punishment needs to be quick and severe which should ensure a girl can walk with true freedom to breathe safely.

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