Written by Lahiru Fernando
11 Mar, 2016 | 9:55 pm
A 28-year-old mother of two has been gang-raped in front of her three-year-old daughter. The rapists had also killed her two-week-old son.
The victim had been visiting her sister when the bus pulled into a station in the town of Shishgarh in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh State. According to Uttar Pradesh Police Spokesman Surendra Singh Panwar, the victim was allegedly raped inside the bus at the bus station. It was later that the victim discovered her deceased newborn.
Indian media has stated that the two-week-year-old newborn was killed when attackers threw him to the ground. Police say her daughter, who hid in a corner of the bus and managed to escape in Greater Noida near Delhi, was the only witness as two men raped her mother. She has since given an account of the harrowing ordeal.
The toddler managed to slip out of the bus without the attackers seeing her and was later found beside her unconscious mother by the side of the road. She was able to give police an account of the harrowing ordeal.
Current Situation: The victim of this vicious attack has been taken to hospital where she is receiving medical attention. The two men have been arrested and charged with gang rape and culpable homicide following the brutal attack.
The incident comes after a 15-year-old girl in New Delhi lost her fight for life, days after she was raped and set on fire by an attacker. Police have arrested a 20-year-old man and charged him with raping and burning the girl on 7 March in a village outside the city.
The schoolgirl was undergoing treatment after she was left with burns over 95% of her body but died in hospital.
India has been forced to confront problems of sexual harassment and violence after the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old medical student on a bus in December 2012.
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