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I feel sad, hurt and helpless: Mary Kom on growing rape cases in India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Legendary Indian M C Mary Kom, who is also a sitting MP, said the alarming increase in the number of rapes in the country has left her feeling "hurt and helpless".

After the 2012 Nirbhaya case, the Kathua and rape cases have shook the nation, triggering widespread outrage.

An eight-year-old girl was raped and murdered in Kathua in while BJP MLA has been arrested on allegations of raping a minor in district in

The vicitm's father died in police custody even as Sengar has claimed to be innocent.

"Whatever the government is doing, it will take a correct step. They know better than me. It hurts me, makes me very emotional being a woman (that 8 year-olds are raped). As an Indian I feel sad. I feel helpless," told a TV channel after returning to country from Gold Coast, where she won a historic gold medal at

The Unnao case came to light when the victim tried to immolate herself outside Yogi Adityanath's residence.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 17:45 IST