India Gang Rape Victim Was Attacked Twice

28 December 2013 12:01 AM

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Police arrest 10 men after a woman was raped by two gangs in India on Christmas Eve - a year after a fatal rape in Delhi.

A young woman was kidnapped and raped by two gangs in India - a year after a fatal rape shook the nation.

Police have arrested 10 people and charged six of them with raping the 21-year-old victim in southern India.

Officer Monika Bharadwaj said the woman was abducted and raped while visiting a friend in Karaikal, a port city in Pondicherry state.

Ms Bhardwaj said that the woman had been hospitalised but that she did not suffer serious injuries.

Police have also detained a juvenile male for not informing the police about the crime.

Police said the woman was first kidnapped by three of the accused around midnight on Tuesday and released after nearly three hours of captivity.

As she called her friend to pick her up after she was freed, another group of seven people came in a vehicle and took her away, Ms Bhardwaj said.

Police were questioning the accused to find out whether they knew each other or belonged to two separate groups.

The outrage spurred the government to adopt more stringent laws that doubled prison terms for rape to 20 years.

Four attackers in the New Delhi case were sentenced to death and a juvenile was sent to a reform centre for three years.

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