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Indian resident: "The accused should be found hanging"

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 01:36

May 31 - After a gruesome gang-rape and hanging of two Indian teenagers, one Indian resident says ''that the accused should be found hanging in the same manner.'' Gavino Garay reports.

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This is the tree in which two teenage cousins were found hanging, following an alleged gang rape that some locals accuse police of covering up in India's northern Uttar Pradesh. Five men from the village are believed to be involved. Now, residents are seeking the same fate for those responsible. (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) RESIDENT OF VILLAGE, PURNIMA, SAYING: "We want that the way we found the girls hanging from the tree, that the accused should be found hanging in the same manner. We want that such a crime is never ever repeated." The girls' hanging deaths have caused an outcry as far away as New Dehli. (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) NEW DELHI RESIDENT, ARJEET MISHRA, SAYING: "What they did to those little girls was very wrong. There was this Delhi gang rape case, which created awareness among people, especially women. But even after that, people are behaving so fearlessly, this is very unfortunate." A spate of violent crimes against women has put India in the headlines in the past year. Some believe the violence has its roots in the culture's views regarding gender. (SOUNDBITE) (English) STUDENT, KHYATI, SAYING: "Eighty percent of our society is like that, they always give more importance to the son and less importance to the daughter. So, ultimately, what happens is men start thinking that they are superior. And they think that raping is the only way to suppress women, right, because in any other field we can see that women are outsmarting men, if not outsmarting at least they are walking along with men." Activists say females from poor, low-caste communities, like those two girls from the northern Indian state, are often the victims of such crimes.

Indian resident: "The accused should be found hanging"

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 01:36

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