In pictures: Mumbai gang-rape shocks India
August 23, 2013
Mumbai police stand at the entrance gate to the city hospital where a gang rape victim, a 23-year-old photographer, is recovering from her injuries. Indranil Mukherjee / AFP Photo
This combination image of five handout photographs released by the Mumbai Police on show sketches of the suspects involved in the gang-rape of a photographer in Mumbai. One has been arrested, police say. AFP Photo
Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said police had arrested one man. Indranil Mukherjee / AFP Photo
Mumbai City Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh addresses the media during a news conference in Mumbai. Punit Paranjpe / AFP Photo
The latest incident occurred yesterday evening in an isolated part of an upmarket, centrally located district of Mumbai where the 23-year-old woman, accompanied by a male colleague, was taking photos of old buildings for a magazine, a police officer said.???
The incident comes eight months after another 23-year-old woman was gang-raped by five men in a moving bus in New Delhi, while her male companion was beaten up. She died two weeks later from severe injuries. Maqbool / AP Photo
Sex crimes have continued across India since the December 16 gang-rape but today’s attack once again captured the attention of the media and public, and came as a shock to many in Mumbai, considered one of India’s safest cities for women. Rafiq Maqboo???
India’s Law Minister Kapil Sibal said sex assaults must be dealt with "in the most severe fashion". Danish Siddiqui / Reuters