India Rape Victim’s Friend: No One Helped Us

“I wish I could have saved her.” That’s what Avaindra Pretap Pandey is saying, breaking his silence for the first time since his 23-year-old friend was gang-raped by six men on a bus last month in India. He says that he and the victim, who has since died from her injuries, were dumped on the side of the road with most of their clothes removed and bloody from their injuries, but no one would help them. “We were lying in the cold night for 20 minutes … no one stopped to offer us help, even though I was crying for help,” he said. The six men responsible for the attack are in police custody.