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Why are BBC saying 'raped' not raped?

(8 Posts)
TenBitSailor Mon 22-Apr-13 10:34:01

why hmm Sucks?

SucksToBeMe Sun 21-Apr-13 20:27:23


AnimatedDad Sun 21-Apr-13 10:14:07

It seems as though there's no definitive answer to what actually happened yet. She has bruises and has made an accusation, by the look of the story. The exact nature of the crime is not proven.

The Boston bombs were 'bombs' until the police said they were bombs.

TenBitSailor Sun 21-Apr-13 10:01:48

But don't you go with the allegedly bit when you've a suspect's name to protect, not when there's no suspect and you're just discussing the victim?

pumpkinsweetie Sun 21-Apr-13 10:00:11

What a horrific story sad

flowery Sun 21-Apr-13 09:58:47

Presumably because its alleged rather than established proven fact at the moment?

LinusVanPelt Sun 21-Apr-13 09:57:44

I'd imagine it's shorthand for 'allegedly'. What an awful story.

TenBitSailor Sun 21-Apr-13 09:55:27

horrific story, sorry

"'Raped' Delhi five-year-old in a critical condition" is the headline. Why 'raped'?

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