India student gang-raped, dumped
- Published: 7/03/2013 at 03:12 PM
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A 19-year-old woman was abducted by three men in an auto-rickshaw and gang-raped in New Delhi's suburb of Ghaziabad, police said Thursday.
"The girl has complained that the three men gang-raped her after beating and robbing her of her cash and cellphone", Ghaziabad police chief Nitin Tewari said by phone.
The incident happened Saturday, but broke in local media Thursday.
The woman said she yelled for help as auto drove through several police check points but no one helped. The suspects threw her out near a highway after assaulting her in a secluded area, police said.
Tewari said two men had been arrested and the third suspect would be nabbed soon.
Media have compared the incident to the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old medical student in December that sparked massive street protests and demands for stricter laws against sexual assault, which has a high incidence rate in India.
On Monday, a three-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped in the southern state of Kerala, broadcaster NDTV reported, and a 12-year-old was raped in a school in the central city of Nagpur, the report said.
Seven complaints of sexual assault, including four rapes of girls under 18, have been registered in New Delhi since Tuesday, reports said.
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