There isn’t a day that goes by in India without another rape.
However sometimes there are specific cases that come to light where we can focus on the real ills of society.
On Friday Night a woman and her husband were setting up a tent in Madhya Pradesh. They were attacked by around 4 to 6 men (the numbers vary) with the husband being tied up. She was then repeatedly raped before the group made off with their electronics and money.
They managed to escape, flag down a passing motorcyclist and get to a hospital where evidence was taken despite the ensuing media circus.
However I must point out that the only reason this was taken as seriously as it has been was the ferocious aftermath of the Delhi rapes and the fact that this woman was from Switzerland.
20 year jail sentences and death penalties won’t stop rapes. They will just punish them. What India needs is a cultural shift. Where we teach our young men not to rape and we teach our young women to not accept rape.