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  • Delhi is not just the capital of India, it is the rape capital of the country. It's never been safe for women. Look at these statistics: More rapes were reported from Delhi (572) than from Mumbai (221) Kolkata (46) Chennai (76) Bangalore (97) and Hyderabad (59) put together.

    On Sunday, 16th December, a 23 year old girl was raped in a private bus by five men. She was accompanied by a male friend. The friend was beaten with an iron rod and gagged in the front of the bus, near the drivers' seat. The men then took the girl to the rear of the bus and took turns raping her. This happened for almost an hour while the bus kept moving.

    After raping her the lecherous animals assaulted her with iron rods, tore off her clothes and threw her and her friend out of the bus. They lay in a semi-conscious state for over an hour before help arrived.

    The young girl is on ventilator support at a city hospital. Doctors say that her intestines were ruptured and that she had genital injuries. She's had a number of surgical treatments. Most of her intestines have been surgical removed because of the extensive injuries.

    This case has angered and shocked people all over the country. Women's groups, school and college students have come out in protest against this brutality. Many feel that there should be capital punishment for rapists. Some say the rapists should be chemically castrated so that they will be incapable of sexual arousal.

    We have the latest technology and we should use GPS in all forms of public transport so that the vehicles can be instantly tracked, say some. There should also be widespread use of CCTVs on roads and public transport systems, they say.

    The 23 year old girl was a paramedical student from a small place called Dehra Dun. She was interning in a hospital in Delhi. Doctors who have been treating her say that her injuries are horrifying and that they have never seen such grave injuries to the intestine in a case of sexual assault.

    If this young girl survives she may never be able to bear a child. But that may be nothing compared to the psychological trauma and the fears she may face for the rest of her life.

    I am disgusted, horrified, angry. These animals should be castrated with the same iron rods they used on the poor helpless girl. They should go to the gallows. Or they should be left to a mob, consisting of ordinary folk like you and me. They'd be lynched and disposed off in five minutes.

    What is the world coming to, with senseless murders, rapes, crimes everywhere?

    Maybe the Mayans were right. Perhaps the world is going to end after all.

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