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Policewoman gang-raped in eastern India

Update : 24 Aug 2013, 11:08 AM

A policewoman in India’s eastern state of Jharkhandwas gang-raped by three armed men on National Highway early Friday morning, The Hindu reported on Saturday.

The victim, whose name was not mentioned in the report due to a law in India that forbids rape victims names to be published in the media, was raped in the Latehar district of Jharkhand.

The policewoman, who is in her twenties, was on her way to a relatives’ house with the body of her brother-in-law who had been killed by unknown assailants on Tuesday. According to the report by The Hindu, the police have detained a few suspects, but no arrests have been made.

The victim was travelling late Thursday night with her parents, daughter and in-laws with the corpse of her brother-in-law. Their vehicle was allegedly stopped, along with several others, by armed robbers who looted the vehicles near a bridge. The men then pulled the policewoman out of the vehicle and gang-raped her.

She had been appointed to her current position a year ago, after her husband, also a policeman, was killed in “Maoist violence,” The Hindu reported.

“A medical examination was has been done, a FIR was registered, and our investigations are on. We have detained a few people for questioning. No arrests have been made yet,” The Hindu quoted Latehar's Superintendent of Police Michael S Raj as saying.

The report came a day after a photojournalist in Mumbai was gang-raped by five men, which sparked outrage all over India.

The country has been emerged in debates and protests regarding violence against women since the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi, who was attacked on a moving bus in December last year.

On Thursday, the same day that the photojournalist was raped, India’s Supreme Court declared August 31 as the hearing date to deliver its verdict on a juvenile who was allegedly the most violent of the six men accused of raping the medical student. 

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