Girl (5) fighting for her life in New Delhi after brutal 48-hour rape ordeal - The Irish Times - Sat, Apr 20, 2013
My daughter is five so when I saw this I had to reread it to make sure I didn't make a mistake. I really don't know what goes through the perpetrators heads when they do this. I am against capital punishment but crimes like this cause me to waver. The Indian government needs to look at the status of women closely and do something about the seemingly casual disregard for women that exists in Indian society. The role of the police who in this case showed crass insensitivity would give me the belief that training in the area of handling sex crimes is badly needed. The Economist has a letter this week from someone who points out that by some measures women are worse off in India than Saudi Arabia. I gave my daughter a hug when I finished reading the article and told her how lucky she is to live in Ireland. She smiled but obviously didn't understand. I hope this poor girl's parents see her smile again.