It is a competition among Indian media now. How to create new and heinous rape stories every day. It is as if presstitutes have a great competition among them and in this race of creating the most discussed breaking news Indian media has created a rape story, this time with a 28-day old baby from Bulandshar.
The alleged incident that happened on Saturday, 5th Dec was first reported by Times of India like this –
Next day Indiatimes reported the news as confirmed rape even though the investigation was not even properly started –
Indiatimes has shown the really degraded state of journalism in order to get the viral article and used a representative image of a baby to pronounce that the rape of 28-day baby had happened. They did not bother to mention anything about the inconsistencies in the statement or the doctor saying there is no rape. But they needed viral content to reported without any journalist queries even.
Aaj Tak reported this news like this –
Note, Aaj Tak not only made it a confirmed rape of the baby in their report (by then only the complaint was filed and crime was not established) but Aaj Tak also missed to answer some simple questions. If both the parents were out casting their votes then who was there with the child? Also, the report body does not say that doctors confirmed rape, however, the headline said so without any basis.
The New Indian Express ‘added’ the fact that the baby was “profusely” bleeding in their report, just to make it more realistic –
Question is why didn’t other newspapers say that the baby was profusely bleeding? Or was it only Indian Express’ express imagination?
When the Indian media had completed the damage the international media picked up the story. Khaleej Times reported the story as confirmed rape on 9th Dec –
But in their news, they mentioned the word allegedly, that readers don’t notice. Again they reported the story without answering the question who was at home with the baby when both parents were out to cast their vote. Any normal person understands that the bay could not have been alone at home.
So when mainstream media failed in their duty and showed highest level unprofessionalism, an independent journalist Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj from Delhi reached the Bulandshar police and asked the basic questions and came to know this as she had updated on her Facebook–
If only the mainstream media did their job properly, they wouldn’t have reported this incident as rape. It shows where our journalism had gone today.
Deepika’s findings were confirmed by another media report by Hindustan Times –
This case proves that 90% of Indians who believe such stories are really idiots. Such a tiny baby will not even survive rape. People do not have this basic sense and our media is taking advantage of this for creating their viral content.
Even without waiting for the medical board decision, I will say – yes, the baby is raped. The baby is raped by Indian media. Not only the baby, it is our mother nation that is raped by our media and they are still not hanged to death.
Related story from Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj –
Alleged Rape of a 28 Days old Baby in India, Sigh of Inhumanity, The Other side of the Story and Journalism Standards