Accused Rapist Killed In India

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In India today, several thousand people stormed a prison and dragged away a man accused of rape and then killed him. Police said they pelted the man with stones and beat him to death.

The killing follows the controversy over a documentary by a British filmmaker about the 2012 gang rape and murder of a female student in Delhi. The filmmaker interviewed one of the convicted rapists and a court has banned the documentary from being aired in India.

BBC’s Rahul Tandon joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson from Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) with details on both stories.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.


  • Rahul Tandon, correspondent for the BBC in Kolkata. He tweets @rishavtandon.

This segment aired on March 6, 2015.


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