Reporter Shot Dead at India Rape Protests

A reporter was shot dead during violent demonstrations against sex attacks in India.

From the Video: Thousands of protesters have again taken to the streets in New Delhi. They are furious at the brutal gang rape of a young medical student last weekend. Some campaigners in India point out that violence against women is on the rise – but when the victims are poor, they get little attention.

Sky News reported:

A journalist has been killed in violent demonstrations against sex attacks in India as police failed to contain fresh violence.

A television reporter, 36, was reportedly shot dead when officers opened fire on a protest in Imphal, the capital of Manipur state, over an attack on a film actress.

The star, known as Momoko, was dragged from stage in full public view last week by an armed militant who tried to rape her. She managed to fight him off and fled.

Momoko, also a popular model, has waived her right to anonymity to make a public appeal for her attacker’s arrest.

Crowds in Manipur pelted police with stones on Saturday, prompting a curfew to be imposed for parts of the state.

This was relaxed on Sunday but soon a huge crowd assembled again to confront police who opened fire in retaliation, according to police spokesman A. Singh.

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