Several men repeatedly raped a woman and beat her male date with an iron rod before throwing both from a bus, naked and unconscious.
The woman suffered severe injuries to her head and intestines and required multiple operations, local news media reported, indicators of an assault so savage that India’s capital on Tuesday was shaking with public outrage. Protesters encircled a local police station and blocked a major highway. India’s Parliament erupted in angry protests and condemnation.
“A terrible, terrible atrocity has happened,” Renuka Chowdhury, a member of Parliament, said Tuesday during a raucous session in the upper house. “I am not going to allow this incident to become another statistic.”
Let’s hope Parliament can follow through on using all this outrage to enforce meaningful change.