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#Rape Victim Killed by Rapist in Full Public View: Is There No Fear of the Law?

December 29, 2012

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Dec 16, 2012

Though the brutal gang rape and murder of a young medical student in Delhi has spurred a movement of anger and outrage against the government and police in Delhi (click here), rape and femicide (the killing of girls and women) are the fastest growing crimes in India, and it’s a reality women and girls have to face or die to all over India, every day.

One of the questions we have to ask is : How confident are rapists that their crimes will go unpunished in India? Do India’s rapists view the police to be on their side?

An underage girl who had been raped by a man in Sidhaav village near Kanpur, was killed in full view of villagers, as he strangled her, after she and her family refused to withdraw the rape complaint they had filed with the local police.  The police refused to act on the complaint, or arrest the rapist.  The rapist then went to the home of the victim, dragged her outside, brutally beat her up and strangled her to death in full view of the villagers.  The rapist is now absconding, and the police says they are looking for him.  Full report here.

For other newspaper reports of incidents of violence against women and girls in India CLICK HERE. What are the 6 Ways Women and Girls are Killed in India? To watch a video CLICK HERE.

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  1. December 29, 2012 4:27 am

    This story is both saddening and disgusting. I heard tonight that the rape victim who triggered such a long overdue public response is likely to die, vital signs worsening. This latest story shows how great a role is played by ignorance. Shame on the complicit villagers and shame on India.

    • December 29, 2012 11:30 am

      @Michelle, The Delhi gang rape victim passed away in a hospital in Singapore last night. It is unclear why she was air-lifted there in such a delicate condition, because the air lift made her condition worse. The government said, it was to give her an intestine transplant, since all her intestines had to be removed. But it turns out the hospital has no such facility. In all probability, the government did not want her to die in India, fearing that it would trigger more protests, hence they ended up subjecting her to a move, which eventually killed her. Early this morning the government essentially forced a curfew on Delhi, and there are hundreds of heavily armed police in combat gear on the streets, to prevent any protestors form coming out.

    • December 29, 2012 10:02 pm

      And, Michelle, shame on the entire world for not creating a loud uproar agains the government and the men of India who embrace this life of abuse for women. While I know that there are many wonderful men in your country, it seems that most are not standing up against these brutes or the police who seem not to care one whit for the safety of Indian women!

  2. December 29, 2012 10:00 pm

    I an rendered speechless for one of the few times in my life. My heart breaks for this innocent woman and all the other women in India who have endured this sexual abuse for so many years. I expect more from the leaders of the world’s largest democracy! Women in India deserve much better than what they are getting. All the world needs to gather behind you and to insist upon change in the system, within the police ranks, and the government. This is a disgrace for all but those like youself who are diligently working to bring this MUCH NEEDED change.

  3. Prinka permalink
    December 30, 2012 4:27 pm

    thousands of Sikh women and girls, as young as 7, were gang raped in Delhi in Nov. 1984 on orders of the Congress government. They were also supplied with weapons and kerosene to burn thousands of Sikh men and boys. I have yet to see the public of Delhi protest for these atrocities. They don’t give a shit unless the victim turns out to be a Hindu who is not an untouchable. That is all I can conclude from knowing nobody gave a shit about the Sikh women raped, about the Kashimiri and other Muslim women raped (and it is still happening to them) , about the Christian woman who get raped, and Dalit women who get raped. I am sure if those poor woman had been a Sikh, a Muslim, a Christian, or a Dalit, nobody would have given a flying fuck. There would have been no protest by the masses.

    • December 31, 2012 12:57 pm

      You are right! That is something we’ve questioned before too, and have not got a very big response on. But in that group of protestors there are women who view this as a human rights issue affecting women across all communities, and our campaign is actually actively seeking out this group from Delhi to tie in with to push this as a pan-Indian issue. If you see the petition we have embedded in this post, we are actually using a strategy where we will ask for something specific. And another demand we will be pushing for is setting up of fast track courts for the gang rapes/ killings of women in Delhi, Gujarat, NE and Kashmir. But the clean up of the government and police has to be the first step since most of the criminals who incited or partook in the violence in the gang rapes in Delhi and Gujarat were politicians!

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