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India investigates spate of rapes in Uttar Pradesh

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Indian police said Thursday they were investigating a spate of rapes and hangings in a troubled northern region, as the national women's rights body called for the state government to resign over the crisis. 

Indian students participate in an anti-rape protest in Hyderabad, on September 13, 2013

India has been trying to restore its battered reputation for violence against women, but public outrage was reignited by the deaths last month of two girls, aged 12 and 14, who were gang-raped and lynched in their impoverished village in Uttar Pradesh.

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