Unluckily this horrific attack on a young indian women during which she was stripped, beaten, dragged and burned with cigarretes, is a clear indictation of failed women's rights in the country.
The horrendous incident was captured by a passing off-duty journalist, Mukul Kalita who tried to save the woman asking for help. No one came to her assisstance despite the fact that a number of spectators including bystanders and shop owners were there to enjoy the scene.The journalist said:
'I got into the crowd, when she saw me, she shouted out for help.''The people in the mob asked me why I was trying to save her. I called the police and they told me they knew about the incident and that they were on the way.'
A mob of 20 men launched the terrific attack in the city of Guwahati in the north of India. They grabbed her hair and pinned her to the ground and beat her. The 30 minute ordeal shows them stripping and beating her.
What is worse than this is the late response of the concerned authorities. The police took 45 minutes to respond despite the station being less than a mile away.
Alka Lamba of the NWC (National Commission for Women) spoke:
'There are signs of cigarette burns are all over her body besides marks of severe injury ... Animal like treatment was meted out to the hapless girl,'
'The need of the hour is to provide her good counselling so that she can resume her normal life, Lamba said and demanded a special court to punish the culprits,'So far 6 people have been arrested.Police is being under immense pressure to arrest the remaining culprits. Posters have now been put up across the city showing the faces of the 13 suspects as police have come under fire for their slow response to the incident.