The 23-year-old medical student has been left fighting for her life after a attack by upto four men on a bus. She was gang-raped by at least four men, brutally bashed, and then thrown out of the bus while it was still moving. Her male companion was also seriously injured by the same group of attackers.
Her male companion who tried to intervene also got beaten up brutally with an iron rod.
According to police and reports, the rape took place over a period of more than 40 minutes. The victim was dragged to the rear of the bus and brutally beaten and raped.”
Rape cases in India more than doubled between 1990 and 2008 according to official data
Four people including the bus driver have so far been arrested and the police are on the hunt for two other suspects
Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh joined his ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi in condemning Sunday night’s “heinous” assault.
The brutal gang-rape of a student on a bus has sparked outrage and protest on the streets of New Delhi, India. Demonstrators say violence against women is skyrocketing across the city.
During the protest screened live on television, police could be seen hosing down demonstrators after a group of them tried to tear down steel barricades outside the official residence of New Delhi’s Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan weighed in by calling on his Facebook page for “every Indian (to) become a vigilante, a soldier, a commander” to “fight such heinous crimes with strength and conviction”.
In a more recent incident
After gang rape of a girl in a moving bus in Delhi, which shocked the entire country, a 38-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by three persons at a roadways bus stand in Mau district of Uttar Pradesh. According to this report the police refused to lodge a rape complaint and registered a case of molestation, eve-teasing and theft
After public anger and outrage rocking India , New Delhi’s police chief on Tuesday demanded the death penalty for people convicted of rape, a crime that currently carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison.