Rape Victim's Death Sparks Protests in India

Residents of New Delhi took to the streets in anger, Wednesday, September 30, after a woman who was raped and beaten passed away the day before.
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READ MORE: The death of a 19-year-old woman from the lowest rung of India's caste system who was raped by a group of men triggered protests in the capital, New Delhi.

The teenager, authorities believe, was brutally assaulted by four upper caste men in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on September 14.

Her case adds on to a long list of rape crimes against women in India, a country where rape is reported nearly every 15 minutes, according to 2018 government data. In that year alone, 34,000 rape cases were reported.

About 10 months ago, a 23-year-old Dalit woman died after being set ablaze by a gang of men as she made her way to a court in Uttar Pradesh to press rape charges.

Authorities said Monday, the latest victim was brought from a hospital in Uttar Pradesh state to New Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital, where she died while undergoing treatment, authorities said.
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