The death news of Delhi gang-r@pe victim yesterday shattered the whole nation. She died on December 29, 2012 sharply at 4.45 AM as per Singapore Standard Time (2.15 AM IST) at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. This is the time to rethink and upgrade the mentality of male-dominant Indian society.
On 16th December 2012 around 9.30 PM, the 23-year old victim (Physiotherapy Student) and her male-friend were returning by bus after watching an evening show movie at Saket in South Delhi. The bus unfortunately was being driven by joyriders who made the male-friend unconscious by hitting him with an iron rod. The girl was then brutally beaten and gang-r@ped by a group of six people. The duo were thrown from the moving bus and were found unconscious lying beside road by a passerby who then called the Delhi police.
The girl had received serious injuries in abdomen, intestines and genitals and was being treated at Safdarjang Hospital. When her medical condition became out of control, on December 26, she was flown to Singapore at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, where she died.
As of December 21, six prime criminals including the bus driver had been arrested namely Ram Singh, Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta, Raju and Akshay Thakur.
Several protests throughout the country jiggled the media and the political arena. The most prominent public protests happened on December 21, 2012 at India Gate and Raisina Hill where police used bamboo sticks, water cannons and tear gas at protesters.
The event raises several questions about our police as well as about law and order of India. How long will our political system and courts tolerate such crimes with long list of r@pe cases pending. It’s now the time when the courts should implement severe laws and speedy trials to punish such crimes and violence against women.
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