Protests are underway in India following the death of a pregnant 16-year-old girl who was reportedly burned to death by friends of the sorry-excuse-for men who raped her multiple times earlier last year.
via Think Progress
Indian police have filed murder charges against two individuals who allegedly set a 16-year-old girl on fire on December 23, after the victim succumbed to her injuries and passed away on New Years Eve.
The two suspects are closely connected to the people accused of gang-raping the 16-year-old, who was pregnant at the time of her death, and may have burned her alive in order to punish her for going to the police.
Before the teen girl passed away, sheidentified her attackers as close friends of the two people who raped her this past October, a local policeman confirmed to news outlets. “The accused tried to kill my daughter by setting her on fire to hush up their crimes,” the victim’s father told Agence France-Presse.
The murder has sparked protests in Calcutta, where hundreds of people rallied on Wednesday. The deceased 16-year-old was allegedly gang raped twice in the fall.
In October, she was assaulted by a group of more than six men near her family’s home near Calcutta. The next day, she reported the attack at a local police station, and was raped again on her way home from the station. Both assaults left her unconscious.
This entire story is beyond disgusting. These scumbags all deserve the worst punishment possible!