Posted: 13 January 2013 at 3:21pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by .._sonii_..
Six men in India arrested after ANOTHER brutal gang rape of a woman bus passenger
Attack comes just weeks after the brutal gang rape and murder of a student on a bus travelling through New Delhi
Latest victim was abducted Friday night and driven to a secluded spot where seven men took turns to rape her, police said
She was dumped near her in-laws village the next morning, where she reported the crime to police
Local reports claim accused have already confessed to the crime in preliminary interrogations - a seventh suspect remains at large
09:38, 13 January 2013
19:37, 13 January 2013
Six men have been arrested over the rape of a woman on a coach in northern India in an attack which has disturbing echoes of the gang-rape and murder of a student on a New Delhi bus just weeks ago.
The victim was travelling to her in-laws' home in Punjab on Friday when she was allegedly snatched and driven to a district bordering Amritsar, the Sikh holy city.
Five men joined the driver and conductor, who had taken her by motorbike to an unknown address, and took turns to rape the 29-year-old.
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Arrest: Indian policemen stand with six men, faces covered, suspected in a gang rape of a bus passenger
Early morning traffic in Amritsar, India, near where a 29-year-old woman was raped after she was abducted from a bus on Friday
They dumped her near her in-laws' village the next morning where she told relatives of her ordeal, police said.
men have been arrested on allegations of having raped a 29-year-old
woman... after forcibly taking her to an unknown location on the night
of January 11,' local police officer Raj Jeet Singh said.
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A seventh suspect is still on the run from the police, he added.
'The lady, after being kidnapped, was raped brutally throughout the night by the seven accused,' he said.
raping the victim throughout the night, one of the accused dropped her
near her in-laws' house the next morning where she narrated the whole
incident to her two sisters-in-law.'
Outcry: Activists on hunger strike in New Delhi
last week in a protest against the gang rape and murder of a student in
December. Six men have been arrested after a second woman was raped in north India on Friday
Freedom? An Indian woman holds a placard in a
December 30 protest after the death of the 21-year-old who was recently
gang-raped and murdered on a moving bus a fortnight earlier
Asked why she had not resisted when she was being taken by motorcycle to the secluded spot where she was attacked, Superintendent Singh said she was 'a bit mentally weak', the Indian Express reported.
The extent of the victims injuries had yet to be established, but an initial examination confirmed she had been raped, the Deccan Chronicle reported.
Local news services are reporting that the suspects have confessed during preliminary interrogations.
This Google Map shows the location of Amritsar, northern India, near where the woman was snatched
The attack is disturbingly similar to the December 16 gang-rape and murder of a 21-year-old student in Delhi, where five men are on trial in a case that has fuelled anger across India over the treatment of women.
Partap Singh Bajwa, a local Congress Party politician, blamed the police for not enforcing stringent checks on buses operating in the state.
'It all happened due to laxity of police as they never bother to check out the buses moving on national highways during night time,' Bajwa told AFP.
Baying for blood: Members of India's Aam Aadmi
Party (AAP) take part in a candlelight march in Amritsar on December 30,
2012, after the cremation ceremony for the victim of the December 16
Protesters across India have called for the police to be more vigilant and sensitive to the growing incidence of sexual assault against women, after details emerged of the New Delhi attack.
Police and prosecutors have outlined how the alleged rapists picked up the woman and her male companion in a school bus which they had taken for a joyride after drinking heavily.
The bus would have had to cross numerous police checkpoints at that time of night but at no stage was the vehicle pulled over by officers.
After getting into an argument with the woman's male companion, the group allegedly beat him up and raped the victim in the back of the bus while driving around Delhi for some 45 minutes.
They also sexually assaulted her with a rusted metal bar, leaving her with severe internal injuries, before hurling her from the vehicle.
She died in a Singapore hospital 13 days after the attack.
What is happening? These men have no fear of repurcussions because they know that they will get away with it. It is the victim that will be serving out the sentence. Either that or the Nirbhaya/Damini/Ammanat case has prompted more women to come forward to report the crime where as previously they would not have considered it and is the media now making us more aware of the cases rather than allowing them to fall through the net?
On another note, isn't there a legal process in which the lawyers for the accused can be gagged about speaking about the poor girl. Surely some barristers must be able to invoke a law that would stop more pain being inflicted on the family. It is not right. One hopes that this Sharma individual will never get any more work in the legal field.