A Tale of Two Indias: Sushant vs Hathras Rape Victim's Death

Different tragedies, different Indias.

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Video Editor: Veeru Mohan

On 14 June, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput died an unexpected death, sending the entire country into shock. More than three months later, the death of the Hathras rape victim has sent a similar sentiment of shock across the country. While it's unfair to compare the two events, one can't help but notice the difference in how the two tragedies have been treated by the media, the system and the people.

Turns out, 'justice' looks different on everyone.

The pace of media coverage in both the cases

A Tale of Two Indias: Sushant vs Hathras Rape Victim's Death
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What happened in the aftermath of the two deaths

A Tale of Two Indias: Sushant vs Hathras Rape Victim's Death
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A game of evidence

A Tale of Two Indias: Sushant vs Hathras Rape Victim's Death
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Priorities of the authorities

A Tale of Two Indias: Sushant vs Hathras Rape Victim's Death
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Is one life more important than the other?

A Tale of Two Indias: Sushant vs Hathras Rape Victim's Death
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Justice doesn't look the same for everyone

A Tale of Two Indias: Sushant vs Hathras Rape Victim's Death
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The end

A Tale of Two Indias: Sushant vs Hathras Rape Victim's Death
(Courtesy: Erum Gour)

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