Students create anti-rape underwear
Updated: Wednesday, April 10 2013, 08:57 AM EDT
INDIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Three Indian students have created something they call anti-rape underwear.
They say the undergarment caries a shock that can knock a suspect off their feet.
It's also equipped with a GPS, which also alerts police to their location.
India has been under fire for several high-profile assaults on women, including the brutal gang-rape and eventual death of a 23-year-old student on a bus in December.
"We wanted to bring in a solution, an instant solution, punishment on the spot so that it can be proved as a deterrent that the person who has tried to attempt rape on a girl should be shocked and should be terrified with that shock actually," said creator Rimpi Tripathi.
The students say the garment has an insulating layer to protect the person wearing the garment from electric shock. It also requires a certain amount of pressure to trigger the device, so someone walking by and brushing past them won't be hurt either.
The only thing they're working on now is making it waterproof so it can be washed.