A 77-year-old woman was raped and beaten up by a rickshaw puller in Outer Delhi’s Rohini area, very close to K N Katju Marg police station. A bypassed found the victim, badly bruised, early in the morning. Her two sons had spent the night looking for her when she didn’t return from a visit to her sister’s house. A 22 year old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the crime. March 2011.
Accordingly to the National Crime Records Bureau, 93 women are sexually assaulted everyday in India. The conversation, unfortunately, remains superficial and fixated on blaming victims. Introspection about our social attitudes and structures, especially, access and design of public spaces, is almost entirely missing.