Indian Authorities Arrest 15 Men After Gang Rape of Danish Tourist

51-year-old reportedly attacked at knife point in Delhi’s tourist area

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Forensic officials examine a spot where a Danish woman alleged she was robbed and gang-raped, in New Delhi, Jan. 15, 2014.

Law-enforcement officials in Delhi are holding 15 men in custody following the gang rape of a 51-year-old Danish national in the capital’s bustling tourist area on Tuesday.

“Police have identified the men involved in the crime and are conducting further investigation,” said special commissioner of the police Deepak Mishra, as reported by Bloomberg.

In late 2012, India made international headlines after a female student in New Delhi was violently gang-raped and later died of her injuries. Since the horrific incident, India has been increasingly viewed as a place of sexual violence and harassment, unsafe for both foreign and local women alike.

Nationwide protests and intense media attention on the scourge of rape have spurred massive debate within India about gender-based violence and pushed lawmakers to impose stiffer punishments on individuals convicted of sexual assault.

[Bloomberg]

62 comments
svnagappa
svnagappa

These incidents are unfortunate. Giving stiffer punishment is not the real answer in India. If you really look at it it is the social situation that is the cause of this problem. India is growing super fast. There is a demand for labour in cities and people from villages are moving to cities at an unprecedented rate. These men have been making money at a rate they have never seen. They are in a strange city with no proper education or literacy of any sort. They have money and pack mentality is developing. They see cities richer population especially women going about in western clothes and at night etc. For them is is the best way they can get the taste of the city hence rape women no matter who and get a piece of the city. Added to this is money power which can buy cheap booze and drugs. They have no gender education what so ever and being suppressed in villages suddenly they cant handle the situation in the cities. If every Indian man was a rapist then god help us. No they are not. India still has much lower rate of ape compared to US and South Africa. But Indians are shocked by this phenomenon esp serial rape which is a new situation and are trying to stop it. Why there have not been street protest in the US of SA for rape. Because it has been taken as granted. Atleast be fair Indians are trying to stop this.

AwmeeSewraj1
AwmeeSewraj1

The same situation prevailed when God prescribed An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth in the days of MOSES.

Tiger-Pi
Tiger-Pi

Unfortunately, in India crimes against women have grown beyond control . We learn of tourists being attacked, raped and murdered. It is just a year ago when all of  India exploded in anger over the rape (and ultimate death) of a student. The repeated reports of women being molested, from Kolkatta to Mumbai...And law interns  now accuse  senior, retired judges  of 'inappropriate behavior' with them. One way to tackle this menace  would be to castrate these vermins... But who would bell the cat when the law makers, lawyers, police personnel, judiciary ... are also actively involved in molesting women?

valentine.godoflove
valentine.godoflove

IN CAPS FOR THE ELDERLY......DEFEND THE WEAK.....KNIGHT TEMPLARS


IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THOSE DARK SKINNED INDIAN MEN......LIKE ......FAIR SKINNED WOMEN......LOT OF RAPE STORIES ABOUT INDIA IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS......WHY?.....


TRAGIC.....


VALENTINE.....WORLD HISTORIAN

Drjohnson
Drjohnson

Disgusting to be an Indian. I feel ashamed. A rape after 20 minutes in India. Shame on us.

vaishnavjagdip
vaishnavjagdip

First of all , We are sorry, ashamed for the shocking incident.


What is required , Govt after enacting stricter laws for rape cases, no one bothers to supervise ,monitor implementation of laws.

Rape cases have become common in India, however still govt remains inactive.


Women /ladies in India are afraid to move out after 8.00 pm , & offlet incidents of rape cases of foreign women /girl

tarnishes Image of India, reveals law & order situation in India

RussellDyess
RussellDyess

Anyone else find the irony in Indian outrage at US police strip searching a diplomat, and India's own penchant for gang raping any female it can?

logorob
logorob

Cultural enrichment seems to be a one way street. People come to white nations and enjoy peace and prosperity. White people go to foreign nations and enjoy rape and murder.


I don't think I want diversity anymore. And those who preach in favor of diversity... why don't YOU go diversify a non-white nation to help them, if that's what you believe. Because I sure as hell don't want to import people from these environments into our nations anymore.


I'm sick of having to hide my opinions from fear of being labeled a "racist" or a "bigot" for speaking my mind. I'm sick of having Western society slowly lose sight of our own culture so that immigrants can come here and enjoy the fruits of our ancestors labor. I'm sick of walking on egg shells in my own country because I don't want to offend anyone.

I like the culture of white people and I want to preserve that culture.

BillDonnelly
BillDonnelly

The idiot society aborts female children because MEN are so important.  Now there are too many men and not enough women. 

Researdh shows that laws are a deterrent when the chance of getting caught is high, not becasue the punishment is harsh.

Need better police work but the men of the department are in half agreement with the PERPETRATORS .

They deserve the chaos they created.

GodsLeftEar
GodsLeftEar

I honestly think there needs to be extremely harsh laws world-wide when it comes to any type of abuse, sexual assault, harassment etc.


There was that guy in the States that had 3 women slaves he kidnapped, the youngest at the time being like 14 and was his daughters friend. There are bad people everywhere, often 95% of these types of crimes stay unknown.


The issue with sex abuses are quite severe in India, Many men will often have sex with each other for the pleasure and don't consider themselves homosexual, mainly out of the fact they just don't have a girl around.


All the crazy people were always here, with most having access to camera phones, social media etc more and more shocking stories will come out.

SVjeunefille
SVjeunefille

These viscious, epidemic gang-rapes in India are acts of tremendous hatred and rage, and misogyny of course.

SVjeunefille
SVjeunefille

Eve-teasing is an antiquated term to mask and excuse a whole range of unacceptable behaviors against women and girls in India -- even visitors.

somethingGreen
somethingGreen

There has to be a pretty horrible psychological phenomenon at work (lack of political hope, sexual repression or something in their culture) if these mass gang rapes are constantly happening. What is this phenomenon caused by?

Rustyballs
Rustyballs

When they are convicted I do not think the death penalty is the best answer, these dregs of society need to be castrated, so they lose the desire and ability. Then let them loose in a brothel, so everyone can make fun of them. Degradation of a rapist is an appropriate punishment.

StephenSwain
StephenSwain

One minor question:  Was the poor lady alone when she entered that space where she was raped?  The answer to this question might possibly help some other woman or women to avoid such a horror themselves.  Obviously, India is not a safe place for unaccompanied women to explore.  The poor lady, God bless her!


Perhaps it would be well for tourists to just focus their interests elsewhere while the Indians deal with this cultural problem amongst themselves.  After all, why go to India when you can go to … (you fill in the blanks)?

Hudymae
Hudymae

For some reason Indian men hate women….they want to humiliate them. They don't have the slightest idea about what real sex is.  

Hard to believe they wrote the Kama Sutra about love…...

B
B

Same day an other German girl is gang raped in a moving train.

OweFaver
OweFaver

India is definitely no longer safe for tourism. 

svnagappa
svnagappa

@vaishnavjagdip Not all of India is this way either. It is mainly prevalent in North India where poverty is high, macho culture is high and law has clearly broken down. In southern states these incidents although happen are not very common even today and macho culture is not that tolerated. Southern states like Kerala even have women with over 95 pecent literacy and women work late at night too. Once again the main problem areas are Delhi, Bombay, UP state, Kolkata Bihar areas. This is the reason Mumbaikars dont like Bihari and UP people as they are uneducated and have a narrow thinking culture not conducive to modern culture in the rest of the cities.

Guest1234
Guest1234

@RussellDyessYes. We talk about protecting the honor of our women and project it as a big part of our values. And yet when it comes to crimes like these, not a single word. The indifference and absolute callousness of the government is shameful.

riggedveda
riggedveda

@RussellDyess No. If the Indian police did this to a danish diplomat as part of an officially sanctioned act, then... well, I still wouldn't. There would be 'Indian outrage' towards that too.

riggedveda
riggedveda

@logorob When did your ancestors ever labor? For the longest time it was imported African labor, then the Chinese came to work on railroads, then the Mexicans and other Asians. Most labor-intensive work, including farm work and manpower-intensive factories, are powered by illegal immigrants. Intending immigrants work longer and harder than citizens.


What exactly do you do? Is the energy you expend in your job at least equal to the human energy that it takes to create all the things you consume? If not, you're the parasite, not the host.

TimRobinsonAus
TimRobinsonAus

You're an absolute apologist if the worst kind. These things happened, the rate they're reported at is second to that so don't try to divert the argument with irrelevant commentary

No one in the US has been gang raped on a bus and killed by violent insertion of a bar, so stop your childish analogy

Defending the situation makes you as ba

GodsLeftEar
GodsLeftEar

@somethingGreen I agree, and many Asian countries often have far more men than women, and many still think of women as objects, not as people.


Socially needs help, we're on a downward slope...

riggedveda
riggedveda

@somethingGreen Several factors are at play here:

1. A large number of young men who leave villages and towns at a young age and move to rapidly expanding Indian cities for low-income job opportunities, which are on the rise. These men lose daily contact with families and women and live in shared 'all male' shacks.

2. People from low-income and poverty in India are subjected to several abuses right from childhood, starting from drunk fathers who abuse them to the police who pick them up on false charges and beat them into false confessions for crimes where the real criminals cannot be found. They develop a high insensitivity to abuse.

3. The only pass-time a burgeoning low-income male-dominated workforce in Indian cities has is cheap liquor, low-grade movies and eve-teasing. 

4. Indian entertainment media is dominated by half-literate filmmakers who portray 'romance' as boy stalks and eve-teases girl until she reciprocates, and then they dance with the girl half-naked.


kkluwang
kkluwang

She lost her way back to the hotel..so she went to the railway office to ask...from there she was kidnapped!

lcgrissom
lcgrissom

@StephenSwainAh, only men have the right to walk alone.  Women are asking to be raped if they walk alone.  Now, I get it.  <SMH>  The only cause of rape is a rapist, PERIOD.

JimmySmith1
JimmySmith1

@Hudymae For some reason, statistically America and the UK have more r@@pe cases, what does that say about white men? plus what about all the school and movie theater shootings that white men are doing?

JimmySmith1
JimmySmith1

@OweFaver This is just white propaganda by your media, because statistically America and the UK have way more r@@pe cases

TimRobinsonAus
TimRobinsonAus

Indian outrage seems pretty damn silent on the fact that affairs have slipped so low, all I see when I see any Indian Male now is chauvinist uncivilised rapist

TimRobinsonAus
TimRobinsonAus

Typical small minded perspective of another society still aggrieved by its historical treatment. By the way, there is a world and history of achievement far greater than that which America has accomplished

If you weren't so desperate to find cause of being the repressed you'd find a rich history

TravisBourgeois
TravisBourgeois

@riggedveda @logorob come on   ,  are you serious  lol ?  Europeand  and Euro-Americans  build the best nations >  African  and Chinese  ? Please lol .  USa in the  1950's  was 90 percent  Euro-American  , so you are telling me that  6  percent  african  population  did  all the  sky  scrapers , built  all the cities, damns  ?   Invented internet  , computers, planes ,  cars  , trucks  , tv  electricty ?  All they did  was pick  cotton .  Your ancestors were not capable of building a solid  country .


USa was built by  Euro-Americans  and that is fact  .  No  6 eprcent  african  population built  not a damn thing in the  30's , 40's 50's    unless you  consider  the 83 percent  african  population    tearing  down  Detroit and making the city  bankrupt  in  2014  building something 

tremley
tremley

@riggedveda@logorob

The White race has crossed seas, harnessed rivers, carved mountains, tamed deserts, and colonized the most barren icefields. It has been responsible for the invention of the printing press, cement, the harnessing of electricity, flight, rocketry, astronomy, the telescope, space travel, firearms, the transistor, radio, television, the telephone, the lightbulb, photography, motion pictures, the phonograph, the electric battery, the automobile, the steam engine, railroad transportation, the microscope, computers, and millions of other technological miracles.

The White Race has discovered countless medical advances, incredible applications, scientific progress, etc. Its members have included such greats as Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Homer, Tacitus, Julius Ceaser, Napoleon, William the Conqueror, Marco Polo, Washington, Jefferson, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Magellan, Cabot, Edison, Graham Bell, Pasteur, Leeuwenhoek, Mendel, Newton, Galileo, Watt, Ford, Luther, Devinci, Poe, Tennyson, and thousands upon thousands of other notable achievers.

lanebutton
lanebutton

@GodsLeftEar @somethingGreen actually, in asian countries, there are more woman. if not, they become gays... so that is not true. i went to a bar with my friend, along with her discreet ex gay friend, totally cultured shocked me after going in there. all those guys dressed like a man! talk like a man! and denies being gay or having a man to man relationship... you will only know if they trust you enough! never going back in there. it just makes me depress. hahaha. well not anymore, but at that time. i feel that way.

BrianLosee
BrianLosee

What is "eve-teasing" and why are any of these factors an excuse for the actions of these scum?

TimRobinsonAus
TimRobinsonAus

@lcgrussom - calm down, your response was predictable. We all live in a real world not a perfect one, women need to take precautions in vulnerable situations

Bullsgt
Bullsgt

@lcgrissom @StephenSwain That is not what was said or meant. I think we can agree everyone should be able to go wherever they like and feel safe no matter the gender.

Your non-commonsense attitude makes me wonder if you would walk into a dangerous situation just to proof a point.



TimRobinsonAus
TimRobinsonAus

Ahhh questions 'The Americans'you rant against... Who are they?? America is near purely an immigrant nation

And also, wake up to yourself and your actual lack of importance because I'm pretty sure the Chinese of the 1850's beat the pants off the .Irish and Italian war refugees from 1920 on By 70 years

Pretty bigoted yourself pal

svnagappa
svnagappa

@tremley @riggedveda @logorob Lets get the facts stright. It was Chinese who invented paper, silk and navigation tools. Indians who invented the current numbering system including the value of 0. It was the Persians who came to India and converted from Roman numerals to Indian numerals. The Romans ie white race till then did not know how to calculate without 0. It was Fibonacci who brought it to Rome. It was Indians who invented the system of complex maths and used it to develop complex maths calculations. It was an Indian physicist who showed that the white color is made of 7 colors and it is referred to as Raman spectroscopy used in all science today including laser science. It was the Persians who calculated how to construct a dome structure you see in Rome today as the Medici family architects went to Persia to learn it. It was an Indian medicine man who invented the use of plant extracts to give Anastasia which has been documented about 4000 years ago. It was Indians who first did the plant species classification of plant groups which is documented. Indians who invented grammar and made rules for languages about 3000 years ago. Guess what it was the whites ie British who came to India in the name of trading in spices and silk and treacherously invaded the country. It was the British who forced the farmers in Afghanistan and India to grow poppy and sell it to China for tea and ruined their economy causing opium wars. It was wonderful Mr. Churchill who caused the Bengal famine deaths credited with over 3 million deaths due to famine and he prevented Indians from getting their own grain. Indians knew about germs and used a system of medicine effectively used even today called auyrveda and chinese developed their own system of medicine. Indians even constructed observatory before west could even dream of it. Look it up mate it is called as Janthar Manthar. Indians and Chinese were using stars for navigation when west was still running around in animal skins. Go get your facts first and then talk. It is people like you who are a threat to white society.

TimRobinsonAus
TimRobinsonAus

Wtfreaking hell are on?? African tribal genocide, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, the villainy of Hirohitlo in china

My god.... If your going to debate historical fact do not add so much hyperbole to emote your position thereby undermining any chance of logic you tried to present

TravisBourgeois
TravisBourgeois

@zmikers @tremley @riggedveda @logorob If white have committed  greats  acts  of violence  , then why are  arabs /africans  floating on rubber boats  , risking life  and limb   trying to go live with those evil whites ?  Why are mexicans  drowning  crossing the  rio grande   going  to go live in the usa  with  those  evil , horrific whites  ? Fact of the matter is  , ever race  has done   bad things(ottoman empire stole land from Europeans  , enslaved  many  for hundreds of years)  , but the white race has invented so much more than  any  other and that is fact 



I wish  were  the evil devil  that so many  want to portray  whites as , so then  the  africans  and others  would  stay  in their place  or  at least they  can  go to  israehell and live with the kikes

zmikers
zmikers

@tremley @riggedveda @logorob 

The white race itself has committed great acts of violence, genocide, rape, pillage, and countless other horrors throughout history, along its path to all of this "greatness" you speak of.  If you want to state historical fact, do not skew the facts to fit your particular side of an argument. 

TimRobinsonAus
TimRobinsonAus

Glad to hear I'm scum, makes me feel better for wanting to spit on you, and your comments

riggedveda
riggedveda

@BrianLosee None of these are 'excuses', and indeed they should get the worst punishment possible. The long-term solution to every problem is an analysis of the source of the problem. You always do so at the risk of sounding an apologist, but it needs to be done.


Everyone's born a scum. Its society that makes them civilized humans. It does this through a combination of education, setting the right example and punishing bad behavior.