‘Even animals don’t behave like that’: India gang rape victim’s friend recalls apathy of police, public after deadly attack


I know I keep seeming to post things about rape and such… but these things really upset me. And once again, it upsets me even more that people are quick to blame the victim. HOW, I am still waiting for the answer… as to HOW it is possibly possible for people to believe that something so unbelievably atrocious is somehow the victims fault?!

Originally posted on National Post | News:

NEW DELHI — The companion of a woman who was gang-raped aboard a bus in New Delhi recounted in a television interview for the first time Friday how the pair was attacked for 2 1/2 hours before being thrown on the side of the road, where passersby ignored them and police debated jurisdiction issues before helping them.

The Dec. 16 attack has outraged Indians and led to calls for tougher rape laws and reforms of a police culture that often blames rape victims and refuses to file charges against accused attackers. The nation’s top law enforcement official said the country needs to crack down on crimes against women with “an iron hand.”

The 23-year-old woman died over the weekend from massive internal injuries suffered during the attack. Authorities charged five men with her murder and rape and were holding a sixth suspect believed to be a juvenile. A hearing in…

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