"She has also mentioned two other men who were involved."
In another horrific incident related to India’s rape epidemic, an Indian woman from Jharkhand State has died after being gang-raped by three men on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
After the ordeal, a stick was inserted into the woman’s private parts.
It was heard that one of the perpetrators included the victim’s ex-husband.
Police stated that the woman had gone to watch a play at a theatre on the evening of the incident.
Her former husband and his two associates forcibly took her to a nearby field in the Narayanpur district where they carried out the crime.
It was heard that the three men took turns to rape the victim.
After raping the woman, her ex-husband inserted a stick in her private parts, critically injuring her.
Locals found the woman in the morning of Thursday, November 8, 2018, after hearing her cries for help.
After seeing the injuries she sustained, villagers took her to a hospital in Narayanpur where she was referred to Jamatara Sadar Hospital, Jharkhand.
On her way to the hospital, the woman, unfortunately, succumbed to her injuries and died.
Sub-Divisional Police Officer B.N. Singh said that case has been registered against the three men.
In addition, they have arrested the woman’s former husband and a search is on to find the two others.
When the woman was found in the field, she told locals what had happened and identified one of the attackers as her ex-husband.
Police said: “She has also mentioned two other men who were involved.”
The issue of rape is one which is ongoing with crimes occurring each day.
During October 2018, a 100-year-old woman was raped by a 20-year-old man in the Nadia district of West Bengal.
While the woman’s former husband will be jailed for his role in the gang-rape and subsequent death, questions will arise regarding marital rape.
In July 2018, the Delhi High Court highlighted that marriage does not mean that a woman is always consenting to sex with her husband.
It did not agree with the NGO Men Welfare Trust, which opposed the plea to make marital rape an offence.
The court said: “It is incorrect to say that (physical) force is necessary for rape.”
“It is not necessary to look for injuries in a rape. Today, the definition of rape is completely different.”
NGO representatives Amit Lakhani and Ritwik Bisaria argued that a wife already has protection from sexual violence in a marriage under the available laws.
This includes Prevention of Women from Domestic Violence Act, harassment to married women, sexual intercourse with wife without her consent while living separately and unnatural sex.