Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ukrainian teen 'gang-raped, dumped in a ditch and set on fire by sons of former government officials'

The shocking case of a young woman allegedly gang-raped, dumped in a ditch and set on fire by two sons of ex-government officials has sparked mass protests across Ukraine.

Naked campaigners led protests over the sloppy nature of the police investigation and the perceived leniency with which the suspects have been treated.

Some Members of Parliament have called for Ukraine to bring in the death penalty for the accused, with one even suggesting the alleged rapists be castrated.

Two of the suspects were Maxim Prisyjnikov, 23, the son of the regional administrator, and Artyon Pogosyan, 21, the son of the regional prosecutor, according to the Hurriyet Daily News.

The victim, Oksana Makar, remarkably survived the horrific attack in Mykolayiv on March 9.

But the fire has stripped off 55 per cent of her skin and surgeons had to amputate one of her arms and both her feet as they battled to keep her alive. Read More