Tuesday, January 28, 2014
A Woman Was Raped By More Than A Dozen People On The Orders Of Local Council In Indian Village
Subalpur is a village located about 180 kilometers north of Kolkata, a capital of Indian state of West Bengal. This tiny and remote village was a scene of an alleged horrific attack on a 20-year-old woman marking the latest in a string of high-profile rape cases in India that have sparked widespread outrage and made headlines across the world. According to a complaint filed with the police, a young woman from Santhal tribe was sexually assaulted on January 20 by dozen men on the orders of local village council. Her alleged crime was that she had entered into relationship with a man from different community and religion. " The Morol ( village headman) ordered that I be 'enjoyed' by the men of the village, Following his orders, 10-12 people including some members of single family raped me. I lost count how many times I was raped" the victim told the Indian news agency IANS. The issue of sexual violence in India has received widespread attention since the fatal gang rape a young medical student in a bus in capital New Delhi in December 2012.