Indian Politician Stripped, Beaten

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.