Since the brutal gang rape of a medical student, in the heart of Delhi, there have been, a series of protests and world-wide condemnation.
Following the story we soon realised that rape was not rare in India. In fact it was running rampant. Why is not really clear. Maybe it always was. The trouble was that once we looked a little online, we saw all too many sad cases of rape in India.
Today SkyNews carries one of the latest reports of this dreadful crime, one which it appears Indian authorities had hoped to bury.
This attack and murder took place in the Noida, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The victim was 22-years-old. Her semi-naked body was found at the side of a road early Saturday morning, reports SkyNews. This young woman was called Sanyogita.
For Sanyogita there has been no fuss, no noise, no protests, no nothing. It is as if she never was, and her rape and murder did not happen. But for her family, who have been in contact with the media, we would be non the wiser.
In India the caste system is still alive and well. It segregates Indian society. The victim of the gang rape in December was a middle class girl. An educated girl from a middle class family. Sanyogita was not.
That does not make her death any less painful, pointless nor criminal.
According to the family, police have tried to cover up this crime. The reason? The family believe it was because one of the alleged rapists and murderers, was from a wealthy family.
Five police officers, from the Dalits caste, have been suspended from their jobs.Sanyogita's family claim that they will not face justice as this 'caste is untouchable'
Reports claim that police took the body of Sanygoita and wanted to cremate it before the family had arrived. The family are poor and of a low caste. Sanygoita lived and died in a small village. One with little contact with the outside world. It is estimated that the majority of rapes happen in rural area, and are largely unreported or, if they are, soon are buried.
In India women are lower than men. In the caste system poor is lower than wealthy. What chance then if you are a poor woman from a low caste family? None as far as justice goes.
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