South Korean student molested in India—police


KOLKATA, India—Three men chased and allegedly molested a South Korean student on a bus in eastern India, police said Monday, in the latest incident to raise fears over women’s safety in the country.

The 20-year-old college student was attempting to board a crowded bus in Kolkata early Monday when three men tried to drag her out of the vehicle, police official Subhendu Barik told AFP.

“She managed to get into the bus. The youths also boarded the bus and stood behind her” and then allegedly “grabbed her buttocks and breasts”, he said.

The computer science student jumped off the bus with the men in pursuit and she ran towards a traffic official who helped catch one of the three and brought him to a nearby police station where she filed a complaint.

Female commuters in India face daily sexual harassment in the country’s congested buses and trains, where men easily outnumber women.

The fatal gang-rape of a 23-year-old student by six men on a moving bus in the Indian capital New Delhi last December highlighted a lack of safe transport for women in the country of 1.2 billion people.

Police said they were searching for the two other men accused of molesting the South Korean woman who is studying in the city.

The arrested man later appeared in court and was remanded in police custody until April 2, Kolkata deputy police chief Sumanjit Roy told AFP.

Monday’s incident comes just days after a British tourist jumped off a hotel balcony in the Taj Mahal city of Agra in a bid to escape an alleged sexual assault.

Earlier this month, a Swiss cyclist was gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh while a South Korean tourist was allegedly drugged and raped in the same state in January by the son of the owner of a hotel where she was staying.

Nationwide protests over the deadly attack in New Delhi put pressure on Indian authorities to pass a tough new anti-rape law last week which also includes a maximum three-year jail term for sexual groping.

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  • hu_yu

    an lilib0g ng mga indiano

    • Noel

      Di ba tayo din mga Pilipino at isama pa natin ang mga manyakis na Pari.

    • rambe66

      oo nga, at ang babaho pa. pwe!

  • kipbuts

    Some men in India has level of libido and act like sex-thirsty animals. Maybe castration removing one testicle will solve the problem.

    • Noel

      It’s not limited to one particular race. Many men from many other countries are as maniac and pervert.

  • david

    bakit daming maniac sa india? dahil sa maanghang na food nila? hahahaha

    • Noel

      Ibig sabihin ganyan din ang mga Bicolano?

      • rambe66

        at least ang mga bicolano ay di kasim baho nila.

      • david

        wrong concept yan sa mga bicolano. sa parteng naga at legazpi ang talagang super like ang sili. sa ibang parte ng bicol, hindi.

  • jinx

    Overpopulation, poverty, plus a culture that regards men as superior to women are the very ingredients of rape. The first two factors however, always go together.

    • Johnny Deaf

      What’s the connection of poverty in rape?

  • DarkM

    Ngayon pa kayo nagtaka. Tignan nyo population nila. Dapat turukan yang mga yan ng pampa-enhance ng sense of smell para matauhan.

    • Noel

      Ganyan din naman tayo sa Pilipinas. Araw-araw may balitang patayan, gahasa at mga karumal-dumal na krimen.

      • lucidlynx

        Araw-araw? Sige nga, anong balita kahapon na tungkol sa karumal-dumal na krimen?

      • Noel

        May isang limang taon na batang babae ang ginahasa, pinatay, inilagay sa plastic bag at itinapon sa ilalim ng tulay. Baka gusto mong gahasain ang bunganga mo.

      • Ayumi Water

        Ang pinagkaiba, mga manyak dito kinukuyog. Doon sumasali pa ung iba eh. Tingnan mo na lang ung namatay sa bus. Parang 3 klaseng tao lang sa kultura ng pangmamanyak doon, mga manyak, mga kunsintodor, mga babae.

      • Noel

        Mga manyak dito kinukuyog? Tutoo? Eh ano iyong laging balita natin na isang grupong kabataan ang gumahasa at pumatay ng batang paslit?

      • Ayumi Water

        Subukan nila sa bus iyon o sa MRT?

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    Ironic how Gandhi’s teachings on non-violence can be taken to such extreme — make love, not war. Even foreign women must now make love with Indian men.

    Or maybe Gandhi’s non-violence is one of history’s revisionism perpetrated by the west in order to encourage postcolonial countries not to be vindictive or vengeful at their former colonial masters.

    • lucidlynx

      Paano naging taken to extreme ang teachings ni Gandhi? Kabaligtaran nga ang nangyari.

  • yourmama

    The problem of india is indian.

  • $18209031

    Hindi crxxpers are doing it again !! Warning to the uninformed especially to white skinned women tourists —- whether you be Jap, Chinese, Aussies and Euros. Hindi Men are craving to rape foreign women ,for it s their dream of a lifetime to have sex with fairskinned women. By doing so , they will achieve nirvana the state of total heavenly peace in the Hindi Religion. It is the prequisite to reincarnation in the afterlife.

    • Noel

      Hinduism is just a religion. Not all Indians are Hindi. Some are Sikhs and Muslims. Let’s separate between religion and one’s actions.

      • $18209031

        Just as Pino Nation is multi religious nation but known a s the only catholic nation in SE Asia.

      • Noel

        Yes, majority of Indians are Hindi. But how many practicing Hindi is the question. How many practicing Catholics do we have? Just by name. They only go to mass on Easter, Christmas and other important occasions.

  • $18209031

    I have also known a Hindi cardiologist who was caught shoplifting. Now what in the world would caused a health professional that is highly regarded to steal ? Its unbelievable .

    The man was a kleptomaniac. He shoplifted a woman’s satin panty . When questioned by the cops , he said i love the smell of panty and imagine a white woman wearing it. I love to masturbate like a teen Hindi BOy.

    • Noel

      Kleptomaniacs and perverts are not limited to Indians and Hindis. Even Holywood celebrities and priests are.

      • $18209031

        Thank you for adding those two.

      • anu12345

        “The Indians not only smell bad but are sex maniacs.”

        You easily forget

      • Noel

        No, I don’t forget. I meant what I said.

  • Noel

    First of all, why is the South Korean studying in India instead of other countries like Manila where English and educational standards are better? Maybe she also likes Indian foods which as spicy like Kimchi. The Indians not only smell bad but are sex maniacs.

    • Reptilian

      First of all, what made you automatically assume that she was there to study English? It could very well be IT, which India is a world leader in, or medicine, of which India is 2nd in Asia. You Filipinos also smell terrible. Just go through your public transport systems and enjoy the scent of eau d’rush hour

      • Noel

        Don’t talk to me and Filipinos like a reptile. The student was there to study computer science which is available in Manila and other countries. It’s her preference to be in India and she got it for being a victim. This is not to say that there’s no crime in other places. That was not my point.

        Don’t you dare say Filipinos smell terrible. Filipinos especially the women are among the cleanest in the world. Even the poor take bath everyday not just once but twice. On the other hand, Indians like you no matter how you wash and clean yourselves still smell a dead rat.

      • Shernanigan

        If you give criticisms and racists comments like what you just did, expect to receive some. Our country is not the best place to live in too.

      • lucidlynx

        Racist comments? He was just speaking the truth. I’ve been to India and the Middle East and frankly speaking, Indians do smell. I am not racist but I am not a liar either.

      • desi derata

        In order to ascertain, for argument sake, who really stinks, go to Canada. When someone stinks on the bus or the subway train, it is an Indian, Bangladeshi or Pakistani.

      • Reptilian

        Oh wow, you’re now blaming the S.Korean girl for being victimized (“she got it for being a victim”). I can see your IQ there, so no reason to waste time debating you after this.

        Her preference of country is none of anyone’s business. India’s a great place to study computers. In case you do not know, the US Immigration and Naturalization Service allots 50% of H1-B visa quotas SPECIFICALLY to Indians, to attract talented Indian programmers to work in Silicon Valley. If the Philippines has such a high degree of computer proficiency, then why is it so hard for Filipinos to get into the United States?

        Secondly, you assume that just because I criticized the rush hour smell in Manila, I’m Indian. No I’m not. You just can’t handle criticism, and deflect it by attacking me. Poor you.

      • Noel

        Between your alleged bad smell in Manila and the smelling Indians, I pick the former.

      • Reptilian

        Who asked you about your preference for stinks? Intelligent people would prefer NOT to smell at all. Feel so sorry for your flat brown nose liking your rush hour eau d’ toilet.

      • desi derata

        It is unfortunate that the Filipinos do not fancy working with computers the way the Indians do. And there is false notion in the Philippines that computer is x86 and OS is Windows. I have been trying to convey to fellow Filipinos, to start seriously in UNIX, AIX and Linux.

        I was glad when I read that the Cabinet members decided to get Macs instead of x86/x64 or AMD.

        Now, it is not about battle between Indians and the Filipinos, the Chinese are all over in the data centers. They have been exposed to and using SunOs or Solaris even when computer makers were banned from exporting to China. Sun Microsystems was able to equip the Chinese as early as the 70’s. Like the Indians, the Chinese do advanced study computer science courses in the US.

        I have been working in AIX and Linux for more than 5 years and I have to meet a fellow Filipino in the workplace. When I apply for a contract job and the technical interviewers happen to be either Indian or Chinese, 99% of the time, I would not be able to get the job. I am very successful when the interview is via telephone or by Webex. The Indians and the Chinese have the nasty character of monopolizing the computer jobs for themselves. They refuse to accept that a Filipino speaks the computer language and terminologies.

        So, don’t pat yourself in the back. Show some tolerance, what you see is not the reality, the situation is borne partly by Indian/Chinese nastiness.

        By the way, that HB1 visa was the machination of Bill Gates who thinks that 50,000 visas should be allocated to Indians yearly. How can you applaud injustice and the denial of a level playing field?

        And we are digressing here, the issue here is the rape cases that are committed in India against women who at the time were defenseless.

      • Reptilian

        Your first sentence explains my point: “Filipinos do not fancy working with computers the way Indians do” ergo, the talent pool of the Philippines in the IT industry is much, much smaller than that of China or India. Your being discriminated against in job hiring notwithstanding, it won’t explain the skills gap that the big software/data companies already know: there is not enough of a talent pool for them to invest in Filipino talent.

        The Philippines can have the BPO side of things, but when it comes to coding, systems admin, etc, the talent pool in China and India is bigger, cheaper, and more talented. Am most decidedly not “patting myself on the back” I just stated plain facts that are hard for most Filipinos to accept as truth. They see a few BPO centers and think the Philippines should be on the same breadth as China and India already.

        Re: Bill Gates, he’s a businessman, and he’s looking to increase the competitiveness of Microsoft and the US as a whole. His responsibility is to maintain US strategic advantage. Who are you to question his decisions? Gates’ responsibility is NOT to Filipinos or any other ethnicity. If that means hiring more Indians over any other ethnicity, then so be it. Fault the Philippine educational system for not being as productive as other countries. A report released by your Dep of Education 2 weeks ago revealed that only 20% and 25% of Filipino male and female high school graduates respectively go on to finish college. You wanna blame Bill Gates for that too?

      • Cyndmark Penaso

        yep you are right,,,, philippine education system is way far behind all other countries in asia,,,

      • lucidlynx

        Then why is it Filipinos, laborers and professionals, are in-demand worldwide? They must possess some skills and knowledge to be in that situation.

      • Mr. Skeptic

        It’s because they are good in English which makes it easy for their bosses and peers to communicate with them.

      • Ayumi Water

        They are skilled, too. They don’t just pick some random person off the street for the job.

      • Mr. Skeptic

        If two persons have about the same or equal skills, you usually choose the one who’s better in English. That’s why Filipino workers are in demand worldwide. But I agree with the original premise that the Philippine education system is far behind other Asian countries. Our students score poorly in math and science subjects compared with other Asian students.

      • Ayumi Water

        When you look at the average score of our entire student population, yes. When you look at our small number of math and science majors, doctors, engineers, etc, their qualities are comparable to those in countries where the average scores in these subjects are higher.

        I assume your data was based on the performance of students in primary and secondary schools. These indicators do not reflect the quality of our professionals but the quantity. I assure you our engineering schools are not diploma mills.

      • lucidlynx

        Compared to Indians, I think they smell worse.

  • charlie_oscar

    India is only a Hindu version of Pakistan… Women are 3rd class citizens so ladies be careful there! tThe men are like wild dogs at the sight of a pretty foreigner and they think rape is petty crime as long as the lady is not Indian or from upper caste.

  • ryq24

    The caste system may have something to do with this kind of attitude!

    • Alfa Saclao

      i agree….. this caste system is one of the things that spanish conquerors had remove from our pre-colonial society and one of the few nice results of colonialism. looking at our selves today, who can tell that there was a time when our ancestors buys and sell slaves too.

  • $18209031

    Hooray, India the greatest democrazy nation in the world as dubbed by Western experts.

    When you have a class system in placed for centuries, isnt this the antithesis to a democrazy? Poor dalits of Hinduztan are still marginalized and downtrodden . The same thing the Tagaleglegs of Luzon are doing to Tausugs of Sulu archipelago.

    • desi derata

      Utin mo!

      Are you trying to forment trouble between the Tagalog-speaking people and the Tausugs?

      F___ yourself.

  • $18209031

    For those who are naive of what India is really like, then you are in for a big surprise.

    Its not what you are made to believed, its more than that. Yang gustong pumupunta doon as tourists, as missionaries spreading the gospel , as students , be very very concerned.
    Rather spend your money elsewhere . Good luck.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Savage people. Just came out of their caves and start dragging women by the hair.

  • Marcos5

    My co worker Patel in Manila Always say this: You are Bery Bery
    Charming my Friend…I still wonder if he is Gay ? or just the
    way….Anyway not all Indians smell bad but it’s the food that they eat
    spicy and garlicky stuff comes out of your pores esp. on a Humid Sweaty
    hot tropical weather – You end up smelling like a Champion doing a Full
    Marathon Run in Ayala Avenue. No pun intended but I like Indian food.

    Just my 2 Cents** I will have a fabulous Chicken Tika Masala – chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and then served in a tomato cream sauce Yum !

    But seriously Indian Gov. needs to start hanging on the spot megalosex maniacs in the streets of Mumbai.

    • Alfa Saclao

      i like shawarma.. jeje…and pehaps your co worker is really a gay…eeewwww… jaja

      • popeyee

        have you tried paratha? or Chapatti?

  • Philcruz

    Does India also have a permissive movie industry full of sex and violence? And wasn’t the Kamasutra a product of India?

  • Ayumi Water

    Events like this happen in public and it seems as if the Indian public tolerates it (other people in the bus, pedestrians, etc.) That’s why the more we hear about news like this, the more likely we’ll hear about stereotypical/racist statements too about Indians. And seriously WTF right?

  • Danyel

    Malilibog pala ang Indians…para ding mga Pilipino…..

  • don2011

    Akala sa sa gitnang silangan lang may mga itik na garapal ang pagiging manyak na lalake mapababae o lalake man.

    Anyway, i met some India with a good heart but smells bad (in my perspective).

  • titolim

    ipekto na nayan ng sobrang pag kain ng spicy at curry foods, at saka sa paraan lang na ito sila makatikim ng ************ at medyo mabango. kihali!!!

  • Olibo

    Rape capital of Asia.

  • Yobhtron

    India is fast becoming the Rape Capital of the World. Effects of eating too much Curry?

  • jr18496

    there are a lot of Indians in the Philippines now. Most of them are illegal and engaged in illegal activities. They sell fake medicine to filipinos. Why don’t the filipinos do something about this? If the goverment won’t do anything , then the filipino people has to do it themselves. Send them back to INdia!

  • $16638896

    sobrang kain ng maanghang yan at sibuyas kaya parating maiinit ang mga kupal na bumbay na yan.

    • malek_abdul

      mga hayuk lang talaga sila at mas masahol pa sa hayup….wala sa kinakain.

  • $5699914

    Makes me remember one Filipina scientist during the time of Ramos that was sent to India for a scholarship. She ‘jumped’ from a high building to escape a sexual pervert…but some evidences also pointed that she may have been thrown by her attacker..that Filipina was a daughter of a retired respected judge and a sister to my former dentist in Proj. 8….

    The family tried seeking justice, Ramos and De Venecia tried their best to suppress them…my dentist was even kidnapped (luckily he was able to escape, otherwise he would have been dead by now)….i think it has something to do with Ramos-Shahani and her Indian husband…..

  • Ex-Army

    mahilig kasi kumain ng kilawing sili at sibuyas kaya mga manyakis..yung mga nadakip dapat ang parusa is ibabad yung ari nila sa sili habang nakakulong..LOL

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