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India’s caste system is under scrutiny after the mysterious cremation of an alleged rape victim – ABC News

A 19-year-old woman on the lowest rung of the Hindu caste system was attacked by men further up the social hierarchy. After she died from her injuries, the Stat…

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At approximately 2:30am, the pyre was lit.
Key points:

  • A young woman in Uttar Pradesh reported her rape in late September
  • She later died from injuries sustained during the alleged attack, including a broken spine
  • Her family say her body was cremated by police without their permission

It had been two weeks since a 19-year-old woman had been allegedly raped and assaulted by four men from her village of Hathras in India.
She suffered injuries so horrific she w…

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