Angry protesters across India took to the streets, Monday, December 2, and Tuesday, December 3, to condemn the rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman.
Protests, outrage, calls for swift justice and even “lynching” have engulfed India over the alleged gang rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinarian in the southern city of Hyderabad, in the state of Telangana.
The incident last week brought back memories of the gang rape of a young physiotherapy student seven years ago that turned the spotlight on sexual violence against women in India.
The veterinarian left her home Wednesday evening in Hyderabad. Her charred remains were found the next morning. Authorities say she last communicated with her sister to say she had a flat tire near a highway toll booth on the outskirts of the city and that a truck driver had stopped to help fix it.
Police say four men dragged her to an isolated spot near a motorway, where they allegedly took turns raping her. Authorities say the suspects later set her body on fire, wrapped it in a blanket and dumped it under a bridge, where it was found by a passerby. (VOA/Reuters)