Inside the Delhi Rape

    Indian students shout slogans during a protest against Hindu religious leader Asaram Bapu and Mohan Bhagwat, leader of National Volunteers Association or Rashtriya Swayamsevek Sangh (RSS), parent organization of Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, in New Delhi, India,Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Bapu said Monday that young rape victim in Delhi was as equally responsible for her rape as the rapists, Bhagwat made several derogatory statements against women. An Indian magistrate ruled Monday that the media will not be allowed to attend pre-trial hearings or the trial of the five men accused of raping and killing a young student in the Indian capital, a police official said. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    New Delhi rape-related protests. (Saurabh Das/AP)

    The Wall Street Journal presents a reconstruction of the life—and chilling rape and murder—of the young Indian girl who has captured the world’s attention. Before her attack, the girl, only 5 feet 3 and 90 pounds and with new white, gold, and red streaks in her hair, had met with a guy friend at the mall to peruse jackets before going to see Life of Pi. She is described as a hardworking young girl who emceed college dance recitals. While studying physiotherapy, she worked at a call center—she slept only a few hours a night. The story also details how a few misguided men went on a “joy ride” on a bus that one of them drove, picked up the girl and her friend, and brutally attacked them.

    Read it at The Wall Street Journal