Reuters - Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a year-old veterinarian in the city of Hyderabad, a police official told Reuters, drawing applause from her family and citizens outraged over crimes against women. More than 32, cases of rape were registered with the police in , about 90 a day, according to the most recent government data. Indian courts disposed of only about 18, cases related to rape that year, leaving more than , cases pending at the end of Graphic: Rape cases in India - here. Instances of brutal rape and violence against the women who report it have given India the dismal reputation of being one of the worst places in the world to be female.
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The Delhi gang rape case involved a rape and fatal assault that occurred on 16 December in Munirka , a neighbourhood in South Delhi. The incident took place when a year-old female physiotherapy intern, was beaten , gang raped , and tortured in a private bus in which she was travelling with her male friend. There were six others in the bus, including the driver, all of whom raped the woman and beat her friend. Eleven days after the assault she was transferred to a hospital in Singapore for emergency treatment but died two days later. Subsequently, public protests against the state and central governments for failing to provide adequate security for women took place in New Delhi , where thousands of protesters clashed with security forces.
The four had become high-profile objects of hatred within the country, following their alleged premeditated attack on a year-old veterinary doctor last Wednesday. According to the police, the accused — Mohammad Areef, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen, and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu — were taking part in a reconstruction of the crime in the early hours of Friday morning when they tried to escape and were shot by officers. However, the lack of clarity around the incident is indicative of an extrajudicial police killing — something not uncommon in India. The rape and murder case prompted a wave of public vitriol across the country, with thousands taking to the streets in protest and calls from politicians and the public for the men to be lynched. Her attackers approached her offering help, then dragged her to some bushes where they gang-raped her, asphyxiated her until she died and then drove her body to an underpass where they set it alight. In this, all the four accused have died. Two policemen have been injured. I express my gratitude towards the police and government for this.
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