Protesters outraged after Indian ‘guru’ says gang-rape victim not blameless
FRANK JACK DANIEL AND SATARUPA BHATTACHARJYA
NEW DELHI — Reuters
Published Wednesday, Jan. 09 2013, 9:48 AM EST
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 09 2013, 12:11 PM EST
Comments by an Indian spiritual leader that a gang-rape victim shared blame for her assault disgusted many in a country shaken by the crime, but his view represents a deep streak of chauvinism shared by a broad swathe of a society in transition.
The 23-year-old physiotherapy student and a male companion were left bleeding on a highway after she was raped and beaten on a moving bus in New Delhi on Dec. 16. She died two weeks later in a Singapore hospital from internal injuries.
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