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Protests in India over gang rape

Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 01:22

Aug. 24 - Politicians call for social awareness as well as adequate security measures for women following the gang rape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai. Sunita Rappai reports.

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There's widespread outrage in India after a young photojournalist was gang raped at this abandoned textile mill in Mumbai. The woman, in her 20's, was attacked by five men here on Thursday - another grim rape in a country still reeling from the brutal gang rape in Delhi in December. Politicians have condemned this latest sexual assault on a young woman. Communist Party of India lawmaker D Raja called for unity to prevent any further attacks. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LAWMAKER FROM COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (CPI), D RAJA, SAYING: "It is time to condemn that crime and unite people to fight against such atrocities continuously committed against women in our country." Members of India's main opposition party led protests in Mumbai condemning the rape. One suspect was arrested on Friday (August 23) and a second man appeared in court on Saturday after being arrested in a South Mumbai video parlour. Police say the two men have admitted to the rape. A massive hunt is on for the other the three other alleged attackers who police say have been identified. In contrast to Delhi, Mumbai has long been considered a safer place for women to travel alone, even at night. The young photojournalist was on assignment when she was attacked has been admitted to hospital in South Mumbai where she is reported to be in stable condition.

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Protests in India over gang rape

Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 01:22