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India Fashion Shoot's Rape Theme Triggers Fury

Twitter erupts over images reminiscent of New Delhi attack

(Newser) - Twitter users in India are voicing their horror at a new fashion photo shoot—which seems to be inspired by the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old on a bus in New Delhi. The images, set on a bus and viewable at the BBC and BuzzFeed , show several male... More »

4th Woman Found Hanged From Tree in India

Women's security should be the priority: PM

(Newser) - First a string of rape stories , now a wave of similar stories alleged to end from the branch of a tree: A 19-year-old woman has been found hanging in a northern Indian village, and her family says she had been raped. The BBC calls it the fourth such crime in... More »

Teen Cousins Gang-Raped, Hanged in India

Three have been arrested, including 2 police officers

(Newser) - Three men, including two police officers, have been arrested in northern India in connection with a horrific new instance of sexual violence: They're suspected of gang-raping and killing two teenage cousins before hanging the girls from a mango tree. Villagers found the bodies yesterday morning, hours after the two... More »

4 Convicted in Gang-Rape That Shook Mumbai

3 convicted of 2nd rape at same location

(Newser) - Two months after the August gang-rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai, the New York Times delved into the case, finding that the act had simply grown normal for the five men accused . Something else that will soon grow normal for four of them: prison. A court today found them guilty... More »

Tourist, 51, Says She Was Gang-Raped in Delhi

Danish woman allegedly attacked after asking for directions

(Newser) - The words "gang-rape" and "India" are once again making headlines, this time in connection with a 51-year-old Danish tourist in New Delhi. The woman says she was robbed and raped at knife-point between 5pm and 8pm last night, after asking for directions while returning to her hotel from... More »

Indian Girl, Gang-Raped Twice, Set Afire, Dies

Six men charged with murder

(Newser) - A 16-year-old Indian girl who was allegedly gang-raped on two consecutive nights in October died Tuesday after suffering burns on more than 65% of her body—and after telling police that her alleged rapists were the ones who set her ablaze on Dec. 23. Though she identified two of her... More »

India Convicts 3 in Gang Rape of American

Verdict comes on heels of Delhi bus anniversary

(Newser) - India today convicted three Nepalese men in the gang rape of an American tourist in a small Himalayan town, reports the Wall Street Journal , with each of the men drawing a 20-year prison term. The woman, then 30, now 31, was assaulted after accepting a ride back to her guesthouse... More »

For Mumbai Gang Rapists, Act Had Grown 'Routine'

Cops say they raped at least 5 others the same way

(Newser) - The New York Times delves inside the gang rape of a a 23-year-old photojournalist earlier this year, finding the act had simply grown normal for the five men accused. Police say they had committed at least five other rapes in the same spot, all with a similar MO: spotting what... More »

India Teen Dies After Being Gang-Raped, Set Afire: Dad

Police refused to register allegation at first: report

(Newser) - A 14-year-old girl in Orai, northern India, was gang-raped, then set on fire when she warned the perpetrators she'd report the incident, her father says. The girl died in a hospital with burns over 80% of her body, the Times of India reports. The teen and her sister were... More »

India Convicts 4 in Bus Rape

Men could now face death penalty

(Newser) - An Indian court has convicted four men in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, a case that set off waves of protests and gave voice to years of anger over the treatment of women. The men, convicted on all the counts against... More »

Cops Bust 5 in Gang Rape of Photojournalist

Officials say they've got evidence to prosecute in Mumbai attack

(Newser) - Police today arrested the last of five men wanted in the gang rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai, and said charges would be filed soon in a case that has incensed the public and fueled debate over whether women can be safe in India. The victim, a 22-year-old Indian woman,... More »

Journalist, 23, Gang-Raped During Mumbai Photo Shoot

India protests latest brutal sex assault

(Newser) - As India continues to grapple with the fallout from a string of widely reported sex assaults , including a gang-rape in New Delhi , another horrific attack has occurred, this time in Mumbai. Police say a 23-year-old photojournalist was gang-raped while on the job by five men last night; one arrest has... More »

India Gang-Rape Trial Takes Surprise Turn

One defendant now admits he was on bus

(Newser) - With a verdict in the Delhi gang rape case that outraged India just weeks away, one defendant has broken ranks to admit that he was on the bus where a young woman was raped and thrown from the vehicle with fatal injuries. Mukesh Singh—brother of the alleged ringleader who... More »

India Arrests 3 in US Woman's Rape

Phone records, vehicle damage lead to arrest

(Newser) - Police have arrested three young Nepalese men in the gang-rape of an American woman in Manali, India, officials say. Two of the men, known only as Arjun and Lakki, were arrested in the tourist town, while Som Bahadur Tamang was arrested some 70 miles south, the Wall Street Journal reports.... More »

American Raped in India Describes Attackers

Police hunting for 3 suspects who were in construction truck

(Newser) - No arrests have been made in the gang-rape of an American tourist , but the 30-year-old victim was able to give police descriptions of her three attackers, reports AFP . The assailants picked her up in a truck typically used to haul construction material, and police are making the rounds of local... More »

American Gang-Raped in India

30-year-old tourist attacked by 3 men: police

(Newser) - Yet another gang-rape in India is making headlines, and this one hits closer to home: Police say an American woman was the victim. The 30-year-old tourist was reportedly looking for an auto-rickshaw to take her back to her accommodations in the northern resort town of Manali around 1am today; she... More »

India Gang-Rape Suspect's Food Poisoned: Lawyer

Vinay Sharma rushed to hospital in 'critical condition'

(Newser) - One of the suspected attackers in the December gang-rape that rocked India has been poisoned and then assaulted in jail, his lawyer says. Vinay Sharma was taken to a New Delhi hospital yesterday with chest injuries after he was "beaten up and thrashed" by other inmates, his lawyer says;... More »

To Curb Rape, India Looks at Banning Porn

Supreme Court considers petition that ties porn to sexual violence

(Newser) - In the wake of brutal gang rapes , the rape of a 5-year-old girl , and surging sex crimes, India is looking at banning pornography completely. The country's Supreme Court took up the controversial issue last week, the New York Times reports, after a petition claiming porn leads to sexual violence... More »

Brutal Rape of Girl, 5, Sets Off Protests in India

Suspect arrested in rape of child

(Newser) - A 5-year-old girl was in serious condition today after being raped and tortured by a man who held her in a locked room in India's capital for two days, officials said. The incident—which came four months after the fatal gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi... More »

Brit Fears Sex Assault, Jumps Out Window in India

Injures leg; hotel manager, guard arrested

(Newser) - Fearing a sexual assault in India, a British tourist jumped out of her hotel window, tearing a ligament in her leg, the Telegraph reports. She was staying in a budget hotel when its manager and a security guard allegedly knocked on her door at 4am. The manager tried to get... More »

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