Sources said that after recess as teachers returned to classes, one of the teachers saw the accused along with the girl. Sources said the principal also questioned the boy and he told her he had come to meet a student.
The girl returned to the class after recess and complained to her teacher of pain and of being “pinched”. The matter was referred to the principal who enquired into the matter along with other teachers.
A doctor later examined her and confirmed that she had been raped. Police have not yet caught the perpetrator.
I can only take comfort in my optimism that the information age will gradually subdue and—in practical terms—eradicate the rape culture that perpetuates this kind of violence. Legislation and enforcement will, of course, play a part, but the patriarchal attitudes and values that allow rape culture to flourish must ultimately crumble under the free exchange of ideas about equality and human worth.