Six charged for gang rape in India

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Police say they have arrested 10 people and charged six of them with allegedly gang-raping a 21-year-old woman on Christmas Eve in southern India, in another case of sexual assault of women in the country.

The woman who was assaulted on Christmas Eve told police she was abducted by three men while sightseeing with friends in Karaikal, a port city in Puducherry, the Times of India newspaper and TV networks reported.

One of the men raped her at a secluded spot before freeing her, the Times said.

She called for help but then another group of seven men attacked her as she was being escorted to a safe place, the paper said.

Six of the men raped her, it added.

Officer Monika Bharadwaj said on Friday that the woman has been hospitalised, but that she did not suffer serious injuries.

Police have also detained a juvenile male in connection with the incident.

The assault came days after India marked the first anniversary of the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in New Delhi that triggered nationwide protests.

Sapa-AP, AFP

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