7 Arrested In Another Gang Rape Case In India

7 Arrested In Another Gang Rape Case In IndiaIn an incident eerily similar to a sexual assault that sent shock waves worldwide, Indian police say a woman was gang-raped over the weekend by seven men after she boarded a bus at night. Police have arrested all seven suspects, including the bus driver, after the alleged Friday night attack in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab state.

‘They threatened me’

Just like a gang rape in New Delhi that sparked international outrage last month, the new attack occurred after the woman got on a bus. The bus sped past her stop, police said. By that time, the woman was the only passenger. The bus driver and his helper then took the married 29-year-old woman to an undisclosed address where five others joined the two men and raped her throughout the night, police said.

“They threatened me with a sharp edged weapon and did wrong things with me,” the victim told CNN’s sister station, CNN-IBN. “They kept me confined all through the night and forced me to do what they want.”


‘Cultural stigma’

The next day, the suspects dropped her off at her village, where she informed her family and alerted police, according to authorities.

The alleged attack bears a similarity to a December 16 gang rape where attackers assaulted a woman after she boarded a bus. The men also brutally beat her and her male companion, robbed them of their belongings and later dumped them by the side of a road. The badly beaten 23-year-old woman was flown to Singapore for treatment after the attack. She died about two weeks later while undergoing treatment.

The number of reported rapes in India — a country where a cultural stigma keeps many victims from reporting the crime — has increased drastically, from 2,487 in 1971 to 24,206 in 2011, according to official figures.

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Source: Faith Karimi and Harmeet Shah Singh, CNN

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Spider Removed From Woman’s Ear After 5 Days

A woman who went to China’s Changsha Central Hospital complaining of itching in the left side of her head was told by doctors that the source of irritation was a spider that had been living inside her ear canal for five days.

Doctors reportedly used a saline solution to flush out the spider in order to avoid having the spider burrow deeper inside the canal or bite her. The flushing technique was successful and the woman reportedly wept with gratitude after being told the spider was removed. Doctors say they believe the spider entered the woman’s home while the home was undergoing renovations, and crawled into her ear while she was sleeping.

A by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the U.S.


“All insects are cold-blooded, so in extreme heat they develop quicker, which results in more generations popping up now compared to previous summers,” Jim Fredericks, an entomologist and wildlife ecology expert with the National Pest Management Association, told the network.

What is the ickiest or weirdest stuff ever removed from your ear? Share your stuck-in-my-ear stories with us via the comment box below and we will listen to you! (No pun intended!)

Source: Yahoo News

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