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MUMBAI: It is Mumbai’s Nirbhaya moment and India gets once again shamed globally.
A 23-year-old photojournalist goes for an assignment at an abandoned mill not far from a crowded railway station with a male colleague – just like Nirbhaya was on that night of December 16 in New Delhi – and gets brutally gangraped.
Just like Nirbhaya’s male friend was brutally attacked and left for dead and she gangraped in a moving bus in the Indian capital nine months ago, this photojournalist’s friend is also beaten up, tied and she is gangraped by five goons.
Police claim they have arrested one and 20-odd police teams are hunting for other four.
“We have arrested one of the accused who has named the others involved in the incident. The accused has also confessed to the crime,” said Mumbai Police commissioner Satyapal Singh at a press conference on Friday.
The victim, who is an intern with an English magazine, suffered internal injuries and is being treated at Jaslok Hospital.
According to police, the victim and her colleague went to the abandoned Shakti Mill compound on Thursday evening where they were accosted by the accused. One of the accused told the victim’s male colleague that he is responsible for a murder that took place in the area a few days ago.
When the victim’s colleague denied this by saying he was coming to the area for the first time, the accused called others. They tied up the victim’s colleague, dragged the photojournalist to a nearby thicket and gangraped her.
That’s why it is still a curse to be born a woman in India which practices the worst kind of hypocrisy in the world by worshipping Durga but raping its women.