Indian Politician Stripped, Beaten

    In this image taken from video obtained from Network 1 News and Information Syndicate (NNIS), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Bikram Singh Brahma, center, a leader of India's ruling Congress party, has his shirt torn off by women in the village of Santipur, India, on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Police said Brahma was visiting the village of Santipur on the Bhutan border when he entered a woman's house and raped her at 2 a.m. In a sign that attitudes might be changing since the rape of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi, who died of severe internal injuries over the weekend, police have arrested Brahma. (AP Photo/NNIS)


    A member of India’s Congress was stripped and beaten by a crowd of women in Assam on Thursday after he was arrested for allegedly raping a woman the night before. A group of local women surrounded Bikram Singh Brahma, a member of the Congress Party in Assam, ripped off his shirt, smacked him in the face and stomach, and then were joined by men who continued to hit him. Brahma is accused of raping a woman while staying at her family’s house. Meanwhile in Delhi, prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty for the rape and murder of a 23-year-old student, which has sparked protests throughout the country.

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