Girls and women beware of Date Rape Drug

Girls and women beware of Date Rape Drug
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Hyderabad: It has been revealed that the brutes who raped and killed Asifa had purchased the sedative before kidnapping the girl. While the incident has shocked the entire nation, the incident has cautioned the working girls and women. The accused had administered sedative before carrying out the crime. There have been incidents when the victims are given sedatives by mixing it in the cold drink or juice then they are raped.

In a recent incident, 5 men abducted a woman. The hospital and police reports revealed that before leaving her at a bus stop, the woman was gang-raped. But the woman did not remember what occurred the previous night. She did not even remember that she was raped by 5 men. She came to senses in the hospital and she did not remember what happened to her. But the medical reports revealed that she was raped several times.

It must be surprising to note that Rohypnol is being used as Date Rape Drug. The rapist takes the woman or the girl to a picnic spot, mix the tablet in drinks or juice which sedates their target before sexually assaulting her. This is a colourless, odourless tablet which easily dissolves in the liquid.

Rohypnol has been used to commit sexual assaults because it renders the victim incapable of resisting, giving it the reputation of a “date-rape” drug. According to Foundation for Drug-Free World, the effects start twenty to thirty minutes after taking the drug, peak within two hours and may persist for eight or even twelve hours. A person can be so incapacitated (made unable to act) they collapse. They lie on the floor, eyes open, able to observe events but completely unable to move. Afterwards, memory is impaired and they cannot recall any of what happened.

The tablet causes infertility.