German envoy rebukes professor for spurning Indian student over 'rape problem'

March 10, 2015 8:57 PM

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's ambassador to India has rebuked a German university professor for what he said was the rejection of an internship application from a male Indian student on grounds of India's "rape problem".

The December 2012 rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman student on a bus prompted outraged protests across India and the issue was thrown back into the spotlight last week when India banned a British filmmaker's documentary about the incident.

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