Sunday, July 5, 2015   

Facebook post scorned over bogus image of Delhi rape victim
(01-04 13:58)

The father of a student in south India has complained to police after internet users circulated a photo of his daughter on social media claiming it was the Delhi gang-rape victim, police said.
A picture tribute to the murdered girl in Delhi, who was repeatedly raped on a moving bus on December 16 and thrown out of the vehicle, has gone viral on Facebook, AFP reports. Her name and identity have been withheld by police and the media.
Vinayakumar, an assistant commissioner in the cyber crime unit of Kerala police in south India, said the photo used in the Facebook tribute was a fake and had caused distress.
The brutal gang-rape of the 23-year-old medical student in New Delhi on December 16 has led to a bout of national soul-searching over the treatment of women in Indian society and provoked daily protests.
   
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