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Sutapa (name changed), 23, a victim of forced sex by her private tutor who threatened to kill her if she disagreed, now living in an NGO shelter in Kolkata, India. The abuse took place when she was a minor and continued for months. She became pregnant and society in her village shunned her. Traffickers found her and she ended up in Shonagachi - the biggest red light area in Kolkata. NGO workers rescued her and provided her with rehabilitation. Crimes against women have been going on since centuries. In India, women have been categorically marginalized with various types of repressions enforced upon them. Be it home or outside, an Indian woman is potentially at the risk of being discriminated against, molested, raped and even killed. Until recently, turning a blind eye to such crimes has been the norm in largely gender-biased Indian society. But after the brutal gang rape and subsequent death of the Delhi Physiotherapy student, the so-far-silent middle class has turned vocal. . .
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