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Four girls gang raped in eastern India

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 00:55

July 16 - Police confirm a group of around 15 armed men kidnapped and raped four teen girls in India's Jharkhand Province. Jessica Gray reports.

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Victims of a gang rape in India's Jharkhand state arrive to be interviewed by police. On Monday, a group of around 15 armed men stormed a local hostel, abducting four teen girls and then raping them in a field nearby. The girls were between 12 and 14 years old and enrolled in a vocational course. Police say the men responsible come from a neighbouring village, and that some fled when officers arrived. Sex crimes are common in India, with the brutal rape of a woman in New Dehli last year garnering world-wide outrage. The 23-year-old victim later died of her injuries. The case sparked unprecedented protests across cities in India, and shone a global spotlight on violence against women in the country.

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Four girls gang raped in eastern India

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 00:55