A woman from India's marginalised Dalit community has died after being gang-raped, police said Thursday, days after the death of a teenager from the same low-caste group at the hands of a group of high-caste men sparked outrage.
Gandhi, along with his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other senior leaders had left Delhi on Thursday to meet the family of the Hathras rape victim.
The coronavirus pandemic is sending the world into a tizzy, killing over a million and infecting many more. However, there is another virus that has plagued society for years, but for which there seems to be no cure: rape.
The 19-year-old victim was lured into an abandoned gas station where she was raped, beaten until she was unconscious and then set alight, according to a statement from a court in Bourmedes, the northern Algerian province where she died.
Politics is on the boil over the Hathras gangrape incident in Uttar Pradesh as Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in Hathras with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to meet the victim's family on Saturday.
According to lawyer Fatima Al Ali, a Gulf young man met an Arab girl through the HI app, and an hour after their first conversation, they agreed to meet.
India is one of the world's most dangerous places for women, with a rape occurring every 15 minutes, according to government data. Uttar Pradesh, where Lucknow is located, is the least safe state, with the highest number of reported crimes against women in 2019.
A man using a dating website to lure women into rape traps abused one more after threatening to inject her with a syringe, a jury heard on Tuesday.
Two Filipinas were repeatedly sexually assaulted by two men they met on a social networking site, a jury heard on Tuesday.
Swami Chinmayanand, who previously served as India's minister of state for internal affairs, has been charged under a section of the Indian penal code that covers sex crimes by a person in authority, his lawyer, Pooja Singh, said.