“Damini” Dies as a Result of Gang Rape.

The name of the victim of a brutal gang rape in India has not been disclosed but the public is calling her “Damini,” which means "lightning" in Hindi. (http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/28/world/asia/india-rape-victim/index.html) Unfortunately, the 23-year-old student passed away due to a horrific gang rape that took place on a bus in New Delhi. There have been six arrests so far in the investigation, but what is going to happen now that the victim has died? (http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/damini-case-accused-will-get-maximum-punishment-says-antony/1/240469.html) One of the questions that remains is what changes will occur as a result of this tragedy? Will this change how rapes are reported in India? Will this change the actions of police in India? Ideally, the country and world will take notice so that changes may occur and this 23 year old, being referred to as “Damini,” will not have died in vain. Hopefully the media and public outrage will bring awareness and a system of accountability to the citizens of India.