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Rape Victim Dies and Attacker Receives a 3-year Sentence
This is the horrific rape case that angered all women in India for justice. Real justice, not just some bullshit. Even worldwide, the condemnation of this gang rape of a 23-year old student stole headlines.
It happened on Dec. 16, 2012, after the woman and her boyfriend watched the movie, "Life of Pi" at an upscale shopping mall. The couple mistakenly got onto an off-duty bus to go home. On the bus were six guys between 15-25. The woman was good looking and like a pack of wolves, one of the teens made alluding comments and subtle sexual advances that were a first thwarted by the boyfriend. The boyfriend was then attacked and restrained or knocked out and the pack descended onto and into the woman. While all this rape occurred, the bus simply drove through the streets of New Delhi, through traffic and past police cars.
The woman was gagged and repeatedly raped, one by one, and then in a real vicious moment, one guy decided to use a metal bar to ram up her vagina causing severe bleeding and damage. Once done, the couple was tossed along a rural road. The woman died two weeks later.
At the time of the attack, one rapist was 17 and according to Indian law, the maximum sentence he could ever get was three years. He is now 18. Had he been 18 at the time, he would have been executed. Four others were adults and now face the death penalty and the sixth rapist did his own justice, he hung himself in jail.
The case is on appeal challenging the age of the 17-year old. Because of corruption or lack of valid records in rural India, where the teen is from, there is hope that he was actually 18 nor 17 at the time of the crime.
The father of the woman and the rest of India are outraged about the sentence. The father told media that, "In this country, it is a crime to be born a girl". Reformists tried to have the age age to be tried as an adult dropped to 16 years, this failed in July.
The brutality of this crime is mind boggling and so disgusting. Woe to any woman in India.