Three Arrested in Mumbai Journalist Gang Rape

    Indian policemen inspect the site where a 22-year-old woman was gang raped in Mahalaxmi area in Mumbai India, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. The young woman photojournalist was gang raped while her male colleague was tied up and beaten in India's business hub of Mumbai, police said Friday. The case was reminiscent of the December gang rape and death of a young university student in the Indian capital that shocked the country.

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    A female photojournalist on assignment in Mumbai was raped by five men on Thursday night. The woman, in her 20s, had been photographing an abandoned textile mill when, according to Police Commissioner Satya Pal Singh, "Five men who were inside the derelict textile mill first accused the woman's companion of being wanted for a murder, tied him up with a belt, then took the woman aside and took turns raping her." The news of her attack brings increased attention to India and the country's record of attacks on women, in particular, the 2012 gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapist on a Delhi bus that resulted in her death. Police have released sketches of five suspects in this most recent crime, of whom three have now been arrested. They are set to appear in court on Saturday.

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