A 22-year-old photographer was gang-raped by five men in India’s financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, evoking comparisons with a similar incident in Delhi in December that led to nationwide protests.
The incident took place near the posh Lower Parel area when the woman, a photojournalist with a magazine, was out on assignment. She was accompanied by a male colleague, media reports said.
A case has been registered at Mumbai’s N.M. Joshi Marg police station.
“An FIR has been registered … nobody has been arrested so far,” a head constable at the police station told India Insight. He gave no details.
The incident is likely to shock residents of Mumbai, considered one of India’s safest cities.
“Can’t travel to Bihar, U.P., Delhi, Haryana, M.P., Pune & now Lower Parel. Can’t travel to work or school. Girls a liability. Vicious circle,” someone calling herself NamPod said on Twitter. “Every Mumbaikar must come out & show their outrage to the failed government, police system & laws,” said Trivan K., another user.