A piece I wrote on the brutal case of the Delhi gang rape.
This weekend it was announced that the 23-year-old victim of a brutal gang rape in Delhi, has died of her injuries. The news of the attack has attracted horror and shock on a global scale, and turned the spotlight to India’s government as well as bringing violence against women to the forefront of the news.
The attack happened on December 16, as the victim and her male companion traveled home from the cinema on a private bus. Both were beaten with iron poles and the female student was raped for almost an hour by six men, before both were stripped and thrown off the moving bus. These horrifying details have been shared around the world’s media and attracted days of demonstrations in Delhi. Protests calling for the death penalty and castration, turned violent with the deployment of tear gas and water cannons and left one police officer dead.
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