WOMEN GANG RAPED TWICE BY SAME MEN
In July 2016, five men allegedly gang-raped a low-caste woman for the second time in three years to “punish” her after she refused to drop charges against them for the initial crime. The Dalit student and her family had moved cities to escape the five men, who first allegedly assaulted her in Bhiwani in 2013. But the men, who remain at large, tracked her down and attacked her as she left her university campus. She passed out during the assault before being abandoned by the men by the roadside. Passersby found her lying unconscious with her clothes torn and took her to hospital. The accused are in their late twenties, and at least three are from upper-caste families.