Published: Sun, December 01, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Indian doctor abducted, gang-raped, set on fire; nation outraged

Indian doctor abducted, gang-raped, set on fire; nation outraged

The executive magistrate passed the order at the Shadnagar police station, where they were lodged, as they could not be produced before court following the presence of a restive crowd in front of the station demanding that the accused be handed over to them.

Meanwhile, the police assured the agitators that they would ensure 100 per cent conviction to the accused and requested people to cooperate with them.

Her body was identified based on her jewellery and clothes.

The four accused in the case have been sent in judicial remand for 14 days. Three police personnel, including an SI, have been suspended for negligence in duty on Saturday.

"We strongly believe that she was raped before being killed". These men have no humanity. Breaking down while speaking about the delay in justice procedure, Nirbhaya's mother demanded that the culprit must be arrested and must be convicted at the earliest.

Rekha Sharma, National Commission for Women Chairperson, says: "It feels like there are wolves on streets who are just waiting to pounce on a woman". Also, it took about four hours for the FIR to be registered only because Priyanka's family members were asked to shuttle between two police stations because of "confusion" over the jurisdiction. The crime sparked widespread protests and drew global attention to violence against women in India. Hundreds of Hyderabadis from around the city gathered at various places urging the government to act against the accused.

In New Delhi on Saturday, a woman, who tried to stage a one-person demonstration outside the Indian parliament, said she was beaten by the police after she refused to go home. Deccan Club in East Maredpally saw a candle march by around 150 people.

After his insensitive statement drew flak from across, Ali said the victim is like his daughter. She also narrated her ordeal for justice. "This brutal act was one of many such crimes which are happening on a daily basis in our country". Overall in 2016, 338,954 girls and women were subjected to crimes like molestation, kidnappings and cruelty by husband or relatives. Spontaneous protests erupted at in Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam as well.

The woman's sister, in her complaint to the police, had said the victim had called her on Wednesday night, stating that she was scared as there was a lorry in the vicinity and some men had offered to help fix her flat tyre.

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