NDTV’s Barkha Dutt reveals she was victim of sexual abuse

BACKbduttaBarkha Dutt India’s leading female news presenter has revealed she was sexually abused as a child.

In her book titled “This Unquiet Land’ Ms Dutt said she was abused by a distant older relative, and as a child she was unable to process the magnitude of what happened, and consequently she was the one who felt grotesque and dirty.

An extract of the book has been published on the website of the NDTV news channel.

Her revelations have won her praise with many pointing out the importance of highlighting similar incidents, as child sexual abuse is a taboo topic in India and is often covered up.