Five rapes have been reported in the past 36 hours in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, including one victim who was allegedly gang-raped in a police station for failing to pay a bribe. Another one was hanged from a tree. “The sub-inspector accused of committing the rape of the woman has been put under arrest while we have launched a manhunt for the three constables accused of being party to the crime,” a spokesman at state police headquarters said. The woman who is accusing the police had gone to the station to get her husband released. The latest rape cases come after international outcry when last month, two girls, aged 12 and 14, were gang-raped, lynched, and hanged in their village after using a field to go to the bathroom.
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