THE WORLDPOST
09/25/2013 06:22 pm ET Updated Sep 26, 2013

Rape Survivor, 14, Says She Was Forced To Strip At India Police Station

A 14-year-old rape survivor was allegedly forced to strip at a police station in eastern Uttar Pradesh, India, apparently to prove that she was sexually assaulted.

According to TNN, the teen said she was asked to remove her clothes in front of a male police officer to convince him "that her allegations of rape were genuine and not concocted."

"He took me into a room and closed the door and asked me to remove my clothes," the girl stated in a complaint filed this week against the police station, per TNN.

NDTV says that the incident occurred Saturday when the teenager went to the police station with her parents to report that she had been raped by a local resident. Officers at the station allegedly refused to process her report.

Following the family's complaint this week, the alleged rapist has reportedly been arrested and the police officer accused of forcing the girl to strip is said to be under investigation.

Rape and sexual assault remain staggering problems in India. According to Russian news outlet RT, quoting data from India's National Crime Records Bureau, one woman is believed to be raped every 20 minutes in the country.

In December, protests erupted across India after a young woman was brutally gang raped on a bus in New Delhi. Click through this slideshow to see photos from those demonstrations:

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India Protests Against Gang Rape Case

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