India gang rapes persist despite growing awareness of women’s rights

By Annie Gowen, Rama Lakshmi, December 15, 2013

HYDERABAD, India — The chauffeur’s boss was out of town, so the driver called a friend and said, “Let’s have some fun” — which police say meant finding a woman to rape.

Hopping into a luxury car, the two soon spotted their victim — a young software engineer leaving a shopping mall. They lured her into the car by making it appear to be a taxi, police said, took her to a remote spot and raped her with such ferocity that she bled for hours.

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