Indian cops finds difficulty to understand rape victim's report
On March 15th, a Swiss woman had been gang raped in the Datia forest in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. When she reached a police station to lodge her complaint, the cops had great difficulty in understanding what the complainant was talking about.
The cops were not unwilling to lodge a FIR, they were simply unable to understand the language of the victim and her husband, they were speaking in English. It took almost 20 minutes for the distressed woman to explain her ordeal through sign language.
The cops, so illiterate in the English language, had to call a local professor who acted as a translator. Report was, then, filed in 15 minutes and the victim was sent for medical examination.
The Indian state of Madhya Pradesh which prides itself on being tourist-friendly, admitted that the inefficacy of the police to interact with foreigners is a huge embarrassment for them. So, the state administration is planning to start training courses for its lower and middle rank policemen in spoken English and behavioral attitude.
Already 200 police personnel signed up and they'd later be posted as tourist police at 11 different destinations across M.P. from April 1st onwards.