Fifth Man Arrested in India Rape Case

    Activists from The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) and Indian Students Union shout slogans in front of Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi on May 31, 2014, against the gang-rape and death of two teenage girls in Budaun district, India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Two girls aged 14 and 15 from the lowest Dalit caste have been found hanging from a tree in a northern Indian village after they were gang-raped by five men, police said  in a brutal attack highlighting the country's poor record on sexual violence. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN        (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)


    A fifth man was apprehended on Saturday in connection with the horrific gang-rape and murder of two teenage girls in India. The two girls, who were cousins aged 14 and 15, were attacked after they left their home on Tuesday night to relieve themselves. They were found raped and hung from a mango tree the following morning. Two of the five current suspects are policemen accused of dereliction of duty and criminal conspiracy; two more officers have been fired for failing to investigate when relatives reported the girls missing. The last three suspects are cousins in their 20s who face rape and murder charges, which are punishable with the death penalty. 

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