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.
A high-handed attempt to blot out a gang rape case in Uttar Pradesh has sparked nationwide protests, causing acute embarrassment to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.
Five senior police officers have been suspended over their handling of an investigation into the gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman that has sparked outrage across India and triggered days of protests.
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.
The controversy started after a woman said she was assaulted and raped by multiple men in front of her two children when her car ran out of fuel near the eastern city of Lahore.
It has further warned that any failure on the part of the police to adhere to the mandatory requirements in crime against women will be inquired and necessary action will be taken immediately against the concerned officers responsible for the lapses.
Protests rocked Bangladesh on Saturday as hundreds of people took to the streets to demand justice after a series of rapes and sexual assaults that have spurred the government to seek capital punishment for offenders.
A case of gang rape has been lodged against jailed MLA Vijay Mishra, his son Vishnu Mishra and another relative in Bhadohi, the police said.
A Pakistani man on Tuesday was charged with being the main suspect in the gang rape of a mother on the side of a motorway, a case which sparked nationwide protests.
It was the first conviction since the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this week introduced the death penalty for rape. Gang-rape already carried the death sentence, but rape by a single offender had previously been punishable only by life imprisonment.