India has one of the worlds worst annual rate of rape cases and very few of the men are ever brought before the courts. The one’s that are usually get of on technicalities.
Campaigners in India are calling for tougher penalties for sex offenders after a massive rise in the number of rapes.
According to the latest government figures, a woman is now raped in India every 20 minutes.
But despite the increase in sex attacks the number of convictions is falling.
In the last 12 months, there have been a number of high profile cases which have caused outrage across the nation.
A gang which groomed girls as young as 13 for sex has been jailed for a combined total of 77 years.
Nine men were sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court after being convicted on Tuesday of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children under the age of 16 and other offences.
One of the 13-year-old victims became pregnant and had an abortion.
In sentencing, Judge Gerald Clifton told the men: “All of you treated the victims as though they were worthless and beyond respect”.
“One of the factors leading to that was the fact that they were not part of your community or religion”.
“Some of you, when arrested, said it was triggered by race”.