While rape has fallen by 40-85 percent in the U. S. since l980 (says Wikipedia) it is said to have doubled in the same period in India. The December l7 Arab News says 568 cases of rape were reported in Delhi, a city of 15 million, last year. The U.S. reported l91,000 in 2005. Surely rape is under-reported in India.
It was a gang of drunks who put the couple on a private bus, not a public conveyance, then threw them out while it was moving, which is why the woman died.
India is taking steps to offer transportation in women-only compartments and conveyances. Harrassment of women in the workplace is widely reported and women's groups counter it as best they can but India is well behind Western countries in sensitivity and taking action. Delhi authorities say they will increase women-only waiting rooms and compartments on comuter trains and buses.
Women on a bus in Bangalore....