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Indian teen kills self after pressed to drop rape case

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A 17-year-old Indian girl who was gang-raped committed suicide after police pressured her to drop the case and marry one of her attackers, police and a relative said on Thursday. 

Indian riot policemen stand in front of a demonstrating crowd during a protest calling for better safety for women in New Delhi on December 27, 2012. A 17-year-old Indian girl who was gang-raped committed suicide after police pressured her to drop the case. Amid the uproar over the gang-rape of a student in New Delhi earlier this month, the latest case has again shone the spotlight on police.

Amid the ongoing uproar over the gang-rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi earlier this month, the latest case has again shone the spotlight on the police's handling of sex crimes.

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