On the 16th of December 2012, at around 8:30pm a 23 year old medical student was on her way home from a movie with a male friend. The couple boarded a private bus which was going their direction, her friend was badly beaten and she was dragged to the back of the bus, where she was gang raped by six men as the bus drove round and round the highways.
According to the latest government figures a women is raped in India every 20 minutes, but most of these are unreported. This particular rape however, lead to unprecedented protests erupting across India. The silence has been broken.
The victim, Jyoti Singh sadly died on the 29th of December 2012 due to the serious nature of the injuries she sustained in the assault.