A 16-year-old Brazilian girl was reportedly gang-raped by more than 30 men after she was doped in her boyfriend's house on Saturday.
She fell asleep only to wake up in a strange apartment with sex-starved men numbering about thirty taking turns on her. A report said there could have been more than the total number she counted when she regained her memories.
The shocking video of the sexual molestation which lasted through the night, was disgracefully leaked online, provoking nationwide anger in return.
Following the horrific news, women took to the streets in protest.
According to a report, “Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer has called an emergency meeting of state security ministers after the rape incident in Rio de Janeiro triggered wide condemnation.”
He confirmed during the meeting that his government shall designate a competent federal police unit to deal with violence against women.
Since yesterday, reports say, hundreds of protesters took to the streets demanding an end to sexual violence. The authorities are on a manhunt for more than 30 male suspects as arrest warrants have been issued.
The rape victim’s heartless boyfriend who spearheaded the attack is said to be on the run, too.
In Mr Temer’s official statement, he said: “I condemn most forcefully the rape of the teenager in Rio de Janeiro.
“It is absurd that in the 21st Century we should have to live with barbaric crimes such as this.”
He assured that the police is taking every necessary step that will ensure that the culprits are brought to book.
Fernando Veloso (Rio Police Chief) told a news conference that scientific investigators will also review forensic evidence in order to uncover those behind the crime.
“If these images hadn’t been posted, maybe we wouldn’t be here right now,” he said. The chief admitted that many rape cases within the vicinity go unreported.
After the leaked sexual assault video which lasted 40 seconds received wide applause from males of the same kind, their users’ accounts were suspended.
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“I really thought I was going to be badly judged,” the victim posted in a message on Facebook showing appreciation for the support.
“All of us can go through this one day. It does not hurt the uterus but the soul because there are cruel people not being punished!! Thanks for the support,” she added.