Police Officer Gang-Raped in India
She was escorting sister's body to be cremated
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2013 11:57 PM CDT
Updated Sep 10, 2013 1:03 AM CDT
Indian women hold candles to condemn the brutal gang-rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi last year.   (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

(Newser) – As India awaits the verdict in the trial of four men accused of gang-raping a student in New Delhi last December, news of yet another horrific attack has surfaced. A police officer in eastern India says she was raped by a group of bandits who stopped her family's vehicle as they escorted her sister's body to be cremated, Bloomberg reports. The officer, a 27-year-old widow and mother of two daughters, says she was raped despite pleas from her father and brother after the gang of ax-wielding men were infuriated by the family's lack of valuables.

The attack happened the same day that a photojournalist was gang-raped in Mumbai last month, but received little media attention because of the remote location in eastern India. Five men have been charged with rape and robbery and have confessed, officials say, "It is a crime to be borne as a woman in India," says the officer. "I worry about what society my two daughters will grow up in." She went back to work two weeks after the attack and plans to use the incident to fight for greater protection for women. "I am a police officer, I should not be fearful, she says. "I have responsibility to my department and to society. It is my job to fight this evil."

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steve_davis
Sep 11, 2013 7:50 PM CDT
Let bring them to the once great USA and give them welfare, then they won't rape anyone else. Well, except the taxpayers.
People_Suck
Sep 10, 2013 2:39 PM CDT
Just kill the rapists and get it over. Eventually they will stop or all be dead.
reallybig
Sep 10, 2013 8:47 AM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD.... I guess in India .. they don't let the cops carry personal guns when not working? Crazy isn't it? .. IF she only had her gun? .. she could have shot and killed the rapists? ..... REALLY?