When she was murdered, no one even reacted. This is a shocking story from Delhi. The victim is a 16-year-old girl. Her partner killed her. This is yet another brutal act of violence against women in this country.
Cameras on one street in the capital of India recorded a dramatic situation. It happened on Sunday evening. A man walking along the sidewalk stabbed the girl with a knife, then hit her with a stone and pushed her against the wall. The woman died. None of the many passers-by who saw it reacted. “Violence against women in India is so common that a young girl could just be stabbed in a busy neighborhood,” said Vedika Sud, CNN’s New Delhi correspondent.
This is another killing on the long list of crimes against women in this country. The video, which went viral on the Internet, shocked the society. The attacker was arrested and charged with murder. According to police, the 16-year-old and the man were in a relationship. They had an argument shortly before the murder. The 16-year-old’s family is demanding justice. Indian citizens want the authorities to do more to protect women. They want them to punish the attackers.
The anger of public opinion, however, is not able to bring solace to a family that has lost a child. – I have lost the will to live. I miss her very much. She was a good child. What should I do now? asks the father of the killed teenager.
The girl’s mother is devastated. Her daughter’s body was cremated earlier this week. – She went to the market to buy some things. Later, she celebrated a friend’s birthday. She bought sandals especially for this birthday. Now these sandals are one of the proofs – says the mother of the killed teenager.
Life in this poor neighborhood goes on. In the area where the crime took place, the services painted a cross on the wall. This is another place where women cannot feel safe.
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