On the Independence Day of 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to the world that “parents should teach their sons to behave before subjecting their daughters to restrictions.” However, the truth remains that rapes, as well as gangrapes, have been a part of our reality over the ages, and across the world. No matter how they were raised, they are beasts and evil lives in them.
Here are few such horrific cases of brutal rapes by more than just one culprit, from different parts of the world that shook the humanity to its core.
1 | The Murder Of Anita Cobby, 1986
The life of Anita Lorraine Cobby was brutally cut short when 18-year-old John Travers and four others decided to slit her throat after taking turns to rape her on February 2, 1986.
Cobby, who was a 26-year-old nurse, was on her way home when she was abducted, dragged through a barbed-wire fence, and raped by Travers and his friends. The medical reports later showed that Cobby had been beaten, kicked and almost decapitated, before her throat was slit open to bleed her to death, which, the medical professionals believe, was done while she was still conscious.
2 | The Murder Of Junko Furuta, 1988
Furuta, a few days after turning 17, was kidnapped by four young adults on November 12, 1988, who then kept her captive in a house owned by one of the culprits, in Adachi, Tokyo.
The four men, post-rape, tortured Furuta for the following 44 days, until she succumbed to death. According to the statements of her assailants at their trials, Furuta was raped over 400 times, beaten, penetrated with foreign objects including an iron rod and light-bulb, made to her drink her own urine, fed with cockroaches, and burned with cigarette ends. The assailants had also inserted fireworks into her genitals and set them off and cut her nipple out with pliers.
On the 44th day, Furuta was doused with lighter fluid and set alight, the final torture that claimed her life. Read More
3 | The 1993 Houston Gangrapes
On the last night of their lives in 1993, 16-year-old Elizabeth Pena and 14-year-old Jennifer Ertman had taken a short cut through a railroad bridge in an attempt to make it home before their 11:30 curfew. But they never did.
Pena and Ertman were grabbed by a gang named the Black and Whites on the railroad bridge, and raped for the next one hour. All the six rapists in the gang were teenagers, the youngest Vinnie Medellin, being just 14.
As per the medical examiner, Pena’s two front teeth had been knocked out, while two of Ertman’s ribs were broken after she had died. The testimony also showed that their necks were stomped upon after they were strangled to death to ensure that “they were really dead.”
4 | The Murder Of Oksana Makar, 2012
Oksana Makar was a few months away from her 19th birthday when she was gangraped by three men in Mykolaiv, Ukraine in March, 2012.
However, Makar’s agony did not end there. Her assailants attempted to strangle her after the rape, and later moved her to a deserted construction site, where she was set on fire alive. Makar, after burning for hours, was discovered the next morning, still breathing. Two weeks later, she succumbed to her injuries from the burn and smoke inhalation. As per reports, since unmarried, she was buried in a wedding dress.
5 | The 2012 Delhi Gangrape
The whole of India had come together to outrage against the brutal murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey, who was gangraped by six men, including a minor, on a moving bus on the cold night December 16, 2012. The horrors of this case not only shook the country but the entire world, when medical reports confirmed that Jyoti had been beaten, penetrated with an iron rod in the genitals, and almost eviscerated by the minor, who had pulled her intestines out through her genitals.
Despite survive the night of such atrocities, Jyoti succumbed to her injuries on December 29, on her way to Singapore for treatment.