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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:56 PM

Protests escalate in India over gang-rape and murder of woman

Source: The Guardian

Protests escalate in India over gang-rape and murder of woman

MPs speak out in parliament and demonstrators take to streets over killing of 27-year-old vet

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent
Mon 2 Dec 2019 13.38 GMT
Last modified on Mon 2 Dec 2019 19.45 GMT

Outrage has continued to grow in India over the gang-rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman, with protesters taking to the streets and politicians calling for the offenders to be “lynched”.

Demonstrations spread to cities including Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata and MPs spoke out in parliament following the discovery last week of the woman’s burned body in Hyderabad.

Four men now in police custody are alleged to have deflated the vet’sscooter tyres in order to leave her stranded then approached her appearing to offer to help. It is alleged she was dragged to an abandoned area by the roadside where she was gang-raped, asphyxiated to death and her body set alight and dumped.

“This act has brought shame to the entire country, it has hurt everyone,” said the defence minister, Rajnath Singh, speaking out against what he called a “heinous crime”.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/02/protests-continue-india-alleged-gang-rape-hyderabad

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:00 PM

1. Barbaric!

What the hell ever happened to civility!

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:46 PM

2. How Often Does This Have To Happen Before They Stop This Barbarity

I've lost count of how many times I've read of this happening? The shame has been there a long time and yet it continues.

"Last week multiple rapes and murders were reported, including the gang-rape and murder of a lawyer in Jharkhand and the rape and murder of a six-year-old child in Rajasthan"

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