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Would-be victim escapes rape by jumping off a moving train

By Can Tran     Jan 4, 2013 in World
Bihar - As reports of rape in India continue to increase, a mother of twins escaped becoming part of the country's growing gang rape statistic by jumping out from a fast-moving train.
After Nirbhaya has been given a funeral and cremation ceremony combined with the growing calls for more female police officers and so forth, there are still rapes and attempted rapes taking place in India. It shows how big a problem of rape and other acts of sexual violence against women. While rape in India has been a problem, it was the brutal gang rape of Nirbhaya that caught the nation's attention. She was flown to Singapore for further treatment at the Mouth Elizabeth Hospital; however, the amount of damage caused Nirbhaya to succumb to injuries caused by cerebral edema which caused her to suffer the failure of multiple organs. Despite the protests and calls for stricter laws against rapists, rape is still a daily part of life in India.
In the case of a moving train in Bihar, a woman almost became part of the rape statistic. The woman, who's a mother of twins, responded by jumping off the train to avoid getting raped. However, she did not escape unscathed as the method of escape caused her to suffer injuries on the way. Still, she managed to keep herself from becoming a rape victim. Currently, the victim is being treated at the hospital. However, she is in critical condition due to the fact she jumped off a speeding train. In this case, it was a case of risking injury to escape from being raped let alone gang-raped.
This could end up leading to an examination of India's military. It is due to the molesters and attempted rapists being Army jawans.
In this respect, it shows that rapes still happen. Furthermore, it shows that anybody can be a rapist. That includes people that are serving in the military let alone India's military. With the calls of cracking down on rapes, perhaps this incident might all call forth for cracking down on the ranks of India's armed services as well.
Recently, Sushilkumar Shinde who is India's Home Minister has called forth the need of the government to stop rapes against women. He said that an “iron hand” is needed to crackdown on this issue. The Huffington Post article also talks about how the courts had dismissed a petition to suspend lawmakers accused of such crimes. The courts say that it doesn't have the jurisdiction for that.
Also, it shows that even politicians in India are also part of the problem as an NDTV news segment about a Congress leader from Assam. This leader was arrested by the police for alleged attempted rape. The politician was publicly humiliated by the villagers. According to the Assam CM, if that leader is charged, he will not be spared.
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