On average, nearly 90 rapes are reported in the country every day. Activists say that data on crimes against women is often the tip of the iceberg.
As dozens of journalists arrive in the nondescript village in north India, there’s growing concern about the impact of media intrusion on the victim’s family.
Uttar Pradesh state police rushed to cremate the body of the victim without the family’s consent and insist the woman was not raped.
The victim in the Hathras case belonged to the Dalit community, considered lowest in the caste hierarchy.