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“Indian gang rape victim faces ‘purification ritual'” BBC

Indian gang rape victim faces ‘purification ritual’

  • 9 hours ago
  • From the section India
The rape victim, who cannot be identified.
The mother of two was gang raped for months

A woman who was gang raped for eight months in Gujarat, western India, is now not only pregnant as a result, but has been ordered to face “purification tests” by her community’s local courts. The BBC’s Ankur Jain reports on what this gruelling ritual will entail and why it is still endured.

The shy, softly spoken 23-year-old – who cannot be named for legal reasons – was living happily with her husband and two children in Surat when she was abducted last July and repeatedly gang raped by more than five men over several months.

She is now heavily pregnant and her petition for abortion was turned down by the Gujarat High Court because she was too advanced in her pregnancy. :::


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