The motorcycle trip of two Spaniards through India that ended in tragedy: attack and group rape in one of the most dangerous countries for women

The motorcycle trip of two Spaniards through India that ended in tragedy: attack and group rape in one of the most dangerous countries for women
The motorcycle trip of two Spaniards through India that ended in tragedy: attack and group rape in one of the most dangerous countries for women

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― “Something has happened to us that we wouldn’t wish on anyone,” she says.

— “They attacked us in the store, they beat us, They have put a knife to our necks, they were going to kill me, and Fernanda has been raped seven timesseven guys, sons of bitches,” he explains.

She and her husband are two Spaniards who They traveled the world on motorcycles. Through Sri Lanka, in Armenia, from Iran, the couple He shared images and photos of his trips and adventures. But this Friday night, the trip was cut short in a remote region of India, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women.

They themselves were the ones who uploaded a video at dawn explaining that some strangers had assaulted when they were sleeping in the tent that sheltered them from the outside. “I started receiving hosts, they started throwing stones at us…” he continues.

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They claim that she has been beaten and raped by seven men and the case is in the hands of the police, who have asked them to remove the video from social networks so as not to hinder the investigation. In the last communication they uploaded to Instagram, they stated that after spending the night in a hospital near the area where they were when the attack occurred, they had been transferred about 60 or 70 kilometers to perform DNA tests in the district of Dumka.

The couple, who has been traveling for several months To tour the country from the extreme south, he had set up a tent in the district of Dumkaa remote area in the state of Jharkhand, near a police station, to spend the night when a group of men attacked them and started throwing stones at them.

They rape a Spanish tourist in India

The case is now in the hands of the police, but the indignation has been growing throughout the day as the news became known. Three of the alleged seven attackers have already been arrested and the investigation is still ongoing in the country considered the most dangerous for women in the world, according to a document from the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

In that survey, carried out in 2018, the Foundation concluded that the risk of sexual violence (and being forced to work as slaves) that women in India endure every day It was the tallest in the world. Countries such as war-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the survey of about 550 women’s issues experts, followed by Somalia and Saudi Arabia.

The truth is that the country has experienced several scandals in recent years that have shaken the international community and have taken their toll on a society with a high tolerance towards sexual violence and abuse of women.

In the collective memory There will always be the memory of the brutal sexual assault of a young 23-year-old physiotherapist that sparked massive protests that forced the authorities to modify the laws.

“India has shown complete contempt and disrespect towards women…rape, marital rape, sexual assault and harassment, female infanticide has not decreased,” Manjunath Gangadhara, an official, said at the time the report was published. of the state government of Karnataka.

The woman and her husband had been traveling through India for months and on networks like X (formerly Twitter), users are asking for justice; From India, many wonder if this is the welcome message for tourists (“Atithi Devo Bhava”) that they want to send to the world and warn about how unsafe the country continues to be for women.

 
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