India, New Delhi Uttar Pradesh

India, New Delhi Uttar Pradesh

Indian low-caste woman dies after gang rape, second in a week

Indian low-caste woman dies after gang rape, second in a week

1/10/2020 11:03:00 AM

India n low-caste woman dies after gang rape, second in a week

NEW DELHI: A woman from India 's marginalised Dalit community has died after being gang raped, police said on Thursday (Oct 1), days after the ...

BookmarkNEW DELHI: A woman from India's marginalised Dalit community has died after being gang raped, police said on Thursday (Oct 1), 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.

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78 MMA: Khabib retires after choking out Gaethje to retain UFC lightweight crown Samsung's Lee: Tainted titan who built a global tech giant

The 22-year-old, a member of India's"untouchable" Dalit community, was allegedly raped by two men on Tuesday and died while being taken to hospital, police in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh said.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe latest assaults come months after four men were hanged for the 2012 gang rape and murder of a student on a bus in Delhi, a case that came to symbolise the nation's problems with sexual violence.

READ: Commentary: Why the huge problem of rape in India isn’t going awayPolice said that two men in the latest case had been arrested on charges of gang rape and murder, without giving further details on their identities.An investigation was under way and the suspects may be tried in a special fast-track court, they added.

AdvertisementAdvertisement"A rickshaw-wallah (driver) brought her home. (She) was thrown in front of our house. My child could barely stand or speak," the NDTV news channel quoted her mother as saying.Uttar Pradesh police guard the family house of a 19-year-old woman, who died after being allegedly gang-raped by four men. (AFP/Prakash SINGH)

The incident took place in Balrampur district in Uttar Pradesh state, about 500km from where theother Dalit girlwas allegedly gang raped in mid-September by four upper-caste men.The 19-year-old, who was left paralysed by her injuries, was rushed to hospital in New Delhi 200 kilometres away but died on Tuesday.

Her death sparked protests in Delhi and in cities in Uttar Pradesh.Police imposed emergency laws in her village on Thursday, barring gatherings of more than five people after clashes erupted following her cremation.The victim's brother told Reuters the cremation was carried out against the wishes of her family, who had wanted to perform their own funeral rites. Local officials deny this.

Twenty-five people were arrested in connection with the unrest, according to a police information report. An eye-witness told Reuters police had wielded batons during the clashes.India's 200 million Dalits have long faced discrimination and abuse, and campaigners say attacks have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top aide to Pence tests positive for COVID-19 Commentary: Is it wrong for new parents to have negative thoughts? Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, head of South Korea’s biggest conglomerate, dies at 78

READ: Have wheels, will learn? India bets on free scooters for top girl studentsAn average of 87 rape cases were reported every day last year, according to the latest data released on Tuesday by the National Crime Records Bureau, but large numbers are thought to go unreported.

The bureau reported an increase of more than seven per cent in the number of crimes against women in 2019 compared to the previous year. Read more: CNA »

iPhone 12 and Apple’s thinking behind advanced features

Apple has just launched the new iPhone 12 and fans are excited. We take a hard look at not just the latest phone Apple has rolled out but whether its playbook is looking tired, if 5G is all it is cracked out to be and how the world’s most valuable company can keep making money. Lin Suling speaks to IMD Business School’s LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation Howard Yu and Vice President of Client Devices research at IDC Bryan Ma.

New Delhi loses cleaner COVID-19 lockdown air as farmers burn crop waste India 's longest spell of clean air on record came to an end in September when New Delhi, the world's most polluted capital city, recorded a ...

Indian and Chinese troops settle in for winter of discontent along disputed borderNEW DELHI - As India and China continue with military and diplomatic talks on their disputed border, troops positioned in the Ladakh region now have to additionally grapple with deteriorating weather conditions as winter sets in.. Read more at straitstimes.com. Indian soldiers are used to heights and snowy winters. Time to kick yellow a$$es.

Indian police accused of forcing cremation of gang rape victim

Police impose emergency law in Indian village as gang-rape victim's cremation sparks clashesLUCKNOW, INDIA (REUTERS) - India n police imposed emergency laws on Thursday (Oct 1) in a village where a woman from the lowest rung of the country's caste system was allegedly raped and killed, barring gatherings of more than five people after clashes erupted following her cremation.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Indian rape victim dies weeks after assault triggering protestsLUCKNOW, INDIA (REUTERS) - A woman from the lowest rung of India 's caste system died in hospital on Tuesday (Sept 29) weeks after authorities said she was raped by a group of men, triggering protests and opposition criticism over what it said was a failure to protect women.. Read more at straitstimes.com. India Caste system still existing in 2020 must be addressed first in India. Rape nation

Indian rape victim dies weeks after assault, triggering protestsA woman from the lowest rung of India 's caste system died in hospital on Tuesday weeks after authorities said she was raped by a group of men, ...