On Sunday, the New Delhi police arrested six suspects in another gang rape of a bus passenger in India only four weeks after the brutal attack on a student on a moving bus. Police officer Raj Jeet Singh said a 29-year-old woman was the only passenger on a bus as she was traveling to her village in northern Punjab state on Friday night when the driver refused to stop, drove her to a desolate location, then tool her to a building, and proceeded with five other friends raped her throughout the night. The driver dropped her off at her village early Saturday. All the men confessed to the rape and the victim is recovering at home. Also on Saturday, police arrested a 32 year old man for raping and killing a 9 year old girl two weeks ago in Ahmednagar district in western India.
This further fuels the demand for stricter rape laws and more action by the government after the deadly rape of 23 year old student on a New Delhi bus in December led to her death. Five men have been charged with the rape and murder and could face the death penalty. The 17 year old involved will be tried in the juvenile court if confirmed a minor and could face 3 years in a reform facility.
The whole situation is very tragic and it breaks my heart that this many women had their lives ruined for the government to take an interest in these acts of violence. The reality is all countries whether developed or not have the issue of violent crimes against women so until we change people’s mentality toward women and make the separation between culture and human rights then these crimes will continue to happen.