Rape Victim’s Friend Talks Love Story

    Indian women listen to a speaker during a protest demanding the death penalty for six men accused of the fatal gang rape of a young woman in New Delhi last month in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Scores of protesters gathered near India's Parliament on Tuesday carrying placards saying: "Give us Justice, Hang the Rapists," and shouted slogans before conducting a mock hanging of the men who are facing trial in a special court in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Protesters demand death penalty for accused in Delhi rape case. (Altaf Qadri/AP)

    He was supposed to tutor her. The first time they met they went to McDonald’s. The Wall Street Journal has an interview with the man who was friends with the girl murdered in the brutal gang-rape in Delhi. He was also beaten, and now walks with a cane. While he thought they would forever just be friends (because of her lower caste), the two were essentially dating (he shared his Facebook password with her; they went to movies together). She called him a “perfect man.” When taking trips to Hindu temples together, they would share a hotel room, hug, and hold hands. The day of the tragic attack was “boring” at first he says—but five minutes after getting on the bus he knew something was wrong. Five days after the rape, when visiting her in the hospital, he apologized for “letting her down.” She said that if they had stayed by the fountain at the mall, like  he wanted to, they may have missed the bus.

    Read it at Wall Street Journal