Inside the Delhi Rape

The Wall Street Journal presents a reconstruction of the life—and chilling rape and murder—of the young Indian girl who has captured the world’s attention. Before her attack, the girl, only 5 feet 3 and 90 pounds and with new white, gold, and red streaks in her hair, had met with a guy friend at the mall to peruse jackets before going to see Life of Pi. She is described as a hardworking young girl who emceed college dance recitals. While studying physiotherapy, she worked at a call center—she slept only a few hours a night. The story also details how a few misguided men went on a “joy ride” on a bus that one of them drove, picked up the girl and her friend, and brutally attacked them.