India: Dalit woman’s death after weeks of gang-rape, protesters India

The 19-year-old victim was gang-raped by four men in the Uttar Pradesh town of Hathras, 100 km from New Delhi.

A woman died at a hospital in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Tuesday, officials said, adding that she had been raped by a group of men, sparking protests and protests over her failure to protect women.

Her case was the latest in a series of horrific crimes against women in India that have given her a desperate reputation for being one of the worst places in the world to be a woman.

According to the latest government figures released in January, a woman was raped in India on average every 15 minutes in 2018.

“There is no security side for women. Opposition Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Twitter that criminals openly commit crimes.

The 19-year-old victim – formerly known as “Untouchables” – belonging to the Dalit community – was attacked and raped on September 14 in an area near her home in Hathras district, 100 kilometers (62-miles) from New Delhi, authorities said. .

Police have arrested four persons in connection with the crime.

The woman was rushed to Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi from a state hospital in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, where she succumbed to her injuries, officials said.

About 300 protesters from the Bhim Army, a party championing Dalit rights, stormed the hospital building and chanted slogans near the mortuary where the woman’s body was kept.

“We will take the matter to a speedy track court for a speedy investigation and to gather evidence,” Hathras district officials said in a statement.

#Hathras is trending on Twitter as social media users have expressed outrage over a recent case of horrific sexual assault.

The women’s home state, ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been ranked as the most insecure state for women in the north.

Last December, a 23-year-old Dalit woman was set on fire by a gang of men as she prepared to go to a Uttar Pradesh court to suppress rape allegations.