Anti-Trafficking Activists Gang-Raped in India

Two men have been arrested and the search continues for four others after five female anti-trafficking activists in India were gang-raped during a demonstration. The women were attacked earlier this week in a village in the state of Jharkhand, an area plagued by brutal sex attacks in recent months. They were in the midst of performing a street play to call attention to human trafficking when armed men rode up on bikes and dragged them to a nearby forest. They were held there for about three hours and raped, police said. Local media reports said they were also tortured and forced to drink urine. Three male activists were also beaten during the ordeal. In addition to the six suspects accused of assaulting the women, a man who helps run a school in the village also allegedly served as an accomplice.