Six suspects have been arrested by the police in India after another case of gang rape occurred just 4 weeks after a female student was gang raped on a bus.
According to USA Today, policeman Raj Jeet Singh said that the victim of the new rape assault was traveling as the only passenger on a bus heading to her northern Punjab village on Friday, but was instead driven by the driver to a desloated location after refusing to stop at her request.
The driver and conductor took her to a building where there were 5 friends who all took turns raping her throughout the night.
The driver eventually dropped the woman off in her village on Saturday morning.
The police currently have 6 suspects, but are searching for another involved.
The rape of the 23-year-old student 4 weeks ago has led India to come out with tougher rape laws as well as transforming the way that the country treats women.
USA Today reports:
"It's a very deep malaise. This aspect of gender justice hasn't been dealt with in our nation-building task," said Seema Mustafa, a writer on social issues who heads the Center for Policy Analysis think tank.
"Police haven't dealt with the issue severely in the past. The message that goes out is that the punishment doesn't match the crime. Criminals think they can get away it," she said.
This is absolutely horrific, and we hope that justice is served to those who were involved.
SOURCE: USA Today