The woman was reportedly gang-raped, tortured and paraded on the street.

New Delhi — Police in the Indian capital have arrested 11 people, including nine, on suspicion of brutal rape and torture of a young woman who was humiliated by parading the streets. The incident took place on Wednesday in the Castrubanagar region of East Delhi, where the country celebrated Republic Day — featuring a spectacular military parade through Central Delhi.

A 20-year-old woman is allegedly kidnapped and raped by a group of men in a revenge attack. Her victim’s head was shaved, her face turned black, and a wreath of shoes was placed around her neck when she was beaten and paraded on the streets of East Delhi. The video of that part of the abuse became viral and caused widespread anger.

It shows a group of women who force the victim to walk and hit her while the onlookers cheer. The victim’s family states that her attacker was associated with a family member who committed suicide by a teenage boy last November. They say the boy had been stalking for a long time to chase the victims, but he died when his progress was denied.

The woman is married and has a 3-year-old son.

“He fell in love with her … he kept calling her and asking her to leave her husband and be with him. She always refused.” Said the victim’s sister Indian news agency.After the boy committed suicide, his family Reportedly He threatened the woman several times and urged her to move recently.

Police in Delhi said they were investigating the case and expected more arrests soon.

The victim’s family is under police protection.

Delhi’s Prime Minister, Arvind Keziwar, called the attack “shameful” and urged strict action against the perpetrators.

The alleged attack on the Indian capital is the latest in a series of rapes and is part of the more widespread pandemic of sexual violence against Indian women.

Workers in the Mahira Congress (Women's Division of the Indian National Congress) put candles in a file photo on September 6, 2021 during a protest after a 21-year-old woman was raped and killed in New Delhi, India. It was lit.  / Credits: Pankaj Nangia / Anadolu Agency / Getty

Workers in the Mahira Parliament (Women’s Division of the Indian National Congress) lit candles during a protest after a 21-year-old woman was raped and killed in New Delhi, India, in a file photo on September 6, 2021. Did. / Credits: Pankaj Nangia / Anadolu Agency / Getty

Last year, a 34-year-old woman from Mumbai died Raped and brutally tortured — Bringing back memories of the rape and murder of a young medical student in Delhi in 2012 Massive protest And I made an international headline.

Despite recent tightening of rape legislation, India has struggled to deal with the serious crisis of sexual violence against women.

In 2019, over 32,000 rapes were reported. This is the year the government recently went. data It is available. This averages nearly four rapes per hour per year, and these numbers represent only cases reported to authorities, only rape, and no other sexual violence.

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