Skip to content
Catholic Online SHopping 20% off RE-Grand Opening SALE

RE-Grand Opening
FREE Shipping over $49 (lower 48)

INDIA'S SHAME: Two teenage girls gang-raped, then hung from trees

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/30/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Outrage brews over latest attack in Uttar Pradesh state

In a nation struggling to find equity among the sexes another horrific sexual attack on young females has shaken India. There has been one arrest and police are looking for four other suspects after two teenage girls were gang-raped and then hanged from a tree in a village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Sexual crimes and violence against young girls and women are widespread in India. Female advocates say that Indian women from poor, marginalized, low-caste communities are often the victims.

Sexual crimes and violence against young girls and women are widespread in India. Female advocates say that Indian women from poor, marginalized, low-caste communities are often the victims.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
5/30/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: India, rape, hanging, teenage girls


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The two female cousins, 14 and 15 years of age went missing from their village home in Uttar Pradesh's Budaun district. They were last seen going out to use the toilet facilities Tuesday night. 

Villagers then found the bodies of the two teenage girls hanging from a mango tree in a nearby orchard.

Hunger never takes a vacation --

"We have registered a case under various sections, including that of rape, and one of the accused has been taken into custody. There were five people involved, one has been arrested and we are looking for the others," Budaun's Superintendent of Police Man Singh Chouhan says.

An autopsy confirmed that the two girls were raped and died from the injuries sustained in the hanging. DNA samples have been also been taken to help identity the perpetrators.

In the meantime, the victim's families say the girls were gang-raped and then hanged by five men from the village. They says that the local police were shielding the attackers as they refused to take action when the girls were first reported missing.

Angry villagers took the hanging corpses and blocked a nearby highway with the bodies in protest. Police registered a case of rape and murder. A case of conspiracy has also been registered against two constables.

Sexual crimes and violence against young girls and women are widespread in India. Female advocates say that Indian women from poor, marginalized, low-caste communities are often the victims.

A report by the Asian Center for Human Rights in April last year said 48,338 child rape cases were recorded in India from 2001 to 2011, and the annual number of reported cases had risen more than fourfold - 336 percent - over that period.

An archaic, poorly funded and insensitive criminal justice system also under-serves these victims of violent crime.

Police often try to dissuade victims from complaining and suggest a "compromise" between the victim and the perpetrator, largely because of their insensitivity to sex crimes, but also because police officials are rarely held accountable.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for AUGUST 2017
Artists.
That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.


Comments


More Asia Pacific

Ten year old girl gives birth following rape in India Watch

Image of Thousands protested the infamous gang rape and murder of a woman and her companion in 2012.

A ten-year-old girl has given birth to a baby in India, following her rape by a family member. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - A ... continue reading


North Korea launches purge against Christians as faith spreads across country Watch

Image of North Korea is the most dangerous place in the world for Christians.

Christians in North Korea are facing extreme persecution  as a purge against believers has started. A new report by the US government ... continue reading


North Korea backs down! But why did Kim Jong Un change his mind? Watch

Image of Kim Jong Un has cancelled a planned test to fire four ballistic missiles at Guam. It is apparent the risk of the test is too great for the country to take.

North Korea has backed down from threats to fire missiles at Guam. The reason for the reversal is unknown. The decision is the first step ... continue reading


Here's what being a missionary is like in North Korea Watch

Image of

What can a missionary in North Korea do to preach the Gospel in a Communist dictatorship? Simply care for the sick patients he is there to ... continue reading


BRINK OF WAR: North Korea pledges to fire missiles at Guam within days Watch

Image of North Korea has announced it is targeting Guam.

North Korea has announced a detailed plan to fire missiles at Guam. The missiles are intended to land just short of the island and will ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.