Rio de Janerio: In a horrific incident, in which a teenager was assaulted and gang-raped in Rio de Janerio, the Brazialian police have begun investigating in the case. The assailants, after committing the heinous crime, uploaded the video on the internet.
The video was posted on Wednesday, showing the girl naked, with her rapists proclaiming that she has been raped by more than 30 men.
In a news conference, Rio police chief, Fernando Veloso said, “There are strong indications that the young woman was raped. We cannot say whether there were 30 attackers, 33 or 36. The investigations will determine that.”
He further went on to say that the four men who have been supposedly suspected of being directly or indirectly part of the rape and posting the video have been identified.
Brazil’s President Michel Temer and other senior figures condemned the act. Michel took to Twitter and wrote, “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 further went on to say that to find the guilty, the authorities are working round the clock.
The act was also condemned by the people of the city and they are holding strong protests against the atrocious act and demanding justice for the 16-year-old.