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April 22, 2005

The news of a 16-year-old girl being raped by a police constableon Mumbai's busy Marine Drive in broad daylight has shocked the city, which prides itself on being a safe city for women compared to other metropolises like Delhi.

Inthis'city that never sleeps', where working women commute even late at night without fear, the incident is horrifying.

The young girl wasstrolling downMarine Drive with friends when constable Sunil More summonedher toa nearby police chowky and raped her. He reportedlyeven challenged thepublic to 'do whatever they could'.

There have been other horror stories in the past, including the unforgettable case of a girl who lost both legs after being pushed off a suburban train by a petty thief.

Are women still safein Mumbai? ShouldMumbai's authoritiespress the panic button?

Tell us what you think.

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Sub: Is Mumbai still safe for women

Any place is safe for people as long as they stay within their limits. If a girl and a boy are found in a compromising ...

Posted by krishnan

Sub: yes

I see that your even more stricter than the United States on Laws man. All women should leave Mumbai until all of this rockus going ...

Posted by ramankhullar

Sub: cop gos for rape

hi! iam murtaza iam in kuwait now in kuwait india&indians are best things here guy.but in india if cop do rape on the gal who ...

Posted by murtaza

Sub: RE: Are Women safe in India?

The cop should be sentenced to death for two reasons -- (1) he is responsible for spoiling the life of an innocent girl and hence, ...

Posted by Sonny

Sub: India as a whole has to change to be a safer place for women

Decades ago, Tamil poet and great think tank, Subramaniya Bharathi said that India will attain true freedom only when women can walk free of fear ...

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