- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Amid a wave of gang rape attacks, a team of Indian engineering students have invented a bra that shocks anyone who touches it from the outside.

The lingerie, called Society Harnessing Equipment, shocks anyone who applies pressure to the outside of the bra, while the women wearing it are protected by an inner polymer lining, The Daily Express reported.

“A person trying to molest a girl will get the shock of his life the moment pressure sensors get activated,” said co-inventor Manisha Mohan, a student at Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University.

The group says the bra is capable of sending out 3,800kV shock waves. It’s also equipped with technology capable of alerting police to the location that the victim is being attacked, The Daily Express reported.

The publicity generated by recent attacks on women is threatening India’s $17.7 billion tourism industry, Fox News stated.

A new study by the New Delhi-based Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry shows tourism has plunged since the highly public gang rape of a female student on a New Delhi bus, who later died from her injuries. Foreign tourist arrivals have dropped 25 percent since the incident, and the number of female travelers fell by 35 percent.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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