Indian police officers used bludgeons and water cannons and dispersed the participants of a protest against sexual assaults against women and girls following the death of one of the latest victims from the Indian state of Utar Pradesh, reports Euronews.
The 23-year-old woman was raped by her ex-fiancé and his friend. The woman was on the way to court when the two men caught her and poured kerosene over her body. The deceased woman’s father said the members of the criminals’ families had threatened him and his family, but the police hadn’t taken any action.
Based on official statistics, in 2017, Indian police recorded more than 33,000 cases of rape (nearly 92 cases per day).