Delhi is the ‘rape Capital’ of India


rape capital

Women in Delhi are on streets protesting angrily to the gang-rape which happened on a Delhi bus as the driver and the conductor drove it around for 45 minutes.

Four men have been detained following the gang-rape of a student on a private bus. The victim is fighting for her life on a hospital ventilator. Her boyfriend, who tried to protect her, was badly beaten.

A 23-year-old medical student is in a critical condition after being gang-raped by at least four men and thrown from a moving bus. The Times of India reported her 28-year-old boyfriend, who was badly beaten and also thrown from the bus, has been discharged from hospital following the attack.

The assault took place in a private bus in Delhi, the city dubbed the “rape capital of India.” The driver and the conductor “allegedly misbehaved with the woman” along with another four or five men. Police have now detained four men and the search for their accomplices continues.

The young man’s uncle, Deepak Tripathi, said “When my nephew tried to save the girl, he was beaten with iron rods. The girl was then gang-raped.” Doctors have said the female victim bears signs of being beaten with a blunt object.

The BBC reported Mamata Sharma, chairperson of of the National Commission for Women, said “Such incidents are increasing in Delhi. Police and government should be really alert.”

The brutal assault has provoked outrage in India. Channel News Asia reported 568 reports of rape were registered in Delhi in 2011, with many more cases not registered.

Delhi continues to be the rape capital of the country, followed by Mumbai. Delhi registered 568 cases of rape, compared to 218 in Mumbai in 2011, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) statistics showed. In the 2007-2011 period, Delhi topped the chart, followed by Mumbai, Bhopal, Pune and Jaipur.

Among states, Maharashtra ranked fifth with 7,703 cases registered; Madhya Pradesh tops the list with 15,275, followed by West Bengal (11,427), UP (8,834) and Assam (8,060). The report showed that 75,257 accused (aged 18-30) were arrested in the 2007-2011 period across India; 38,845 fall in the age group of 30-45. From those aged above 45, over 9,000 were arrested, including senior citizens.


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