Gang-rape of photojournalist in Mumbai stirs horror

It’s the second high-profile rape case in India in the past few months.

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Here’s what Nirmala Sitharaman, spokeswoman for the national Bharatiya Janata Party, said on Twitter:

Despicable! We are shamed! How long & God forbid, how many more before the criminals are punished? Wake up, India!

— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) August 23, 2013

This is the second high-profile sexual assault from multiple attackers on a young woman in the country in recent months. The trials of suspects in the gang-rape of a 22-year-old student in New Delhi in December are just wrapping up now.

Word of the most recent assault, in what many consider to be the safest city in the country for women, has people publicly wondering what the world will think of Mumbai and India:

Someone once told me, “No place is safe for women” I had argued calling Mumbai the safest. Today, i take my words back. #MumbaiGangRape

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