New tech and old crimes in India
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The WhatsApp suicide

When a 40-year-old Indian woman was raped, she went to the village doctor and the former village head to ask for help, but she was turned away. Then, when the video of the rape was shared on WhatsApp she felt there was only one way out.

This story is part of the BBC's Shame series, which examines a disturbing new phenomenon - the use of private or sexually explicit images to blackmail and shame young people, mainly girls and women, in some of the world's most conservatives societies. Explore all the stories and join the conversation here.

  • 27 Oct 2016
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