Three arrested in India for gang-raping, hanging girls from tree

By Michelle Kapusta,

Three men in India were arrested after two cousins had been gang-raped and were found hanging from a tree.

According to The Guardian, authorities arrested three men, including two police officers, suspected of gang-raping and killing the teenage girls.

The girls, ages 14 and 15, went missing after going into the fields near their Katra village on Wednesday morning.

The arrest were made after hundreds of villagers protested over the alleged police inaction for the crime.

Officials said that they are searching for more suspects believed to be involved.

Unfortunately, violent sex crimes are not uncommon in the world’s most populated country. Records show that a rape happens there every 22 minutes.

Earlier this year, more than a dozen men were arrested for gang-raping a 51-year-old Danish tourist. The following day, it was reported that a man was arrested for raping an 18-year-old German charity worker on a train. And last year, public outrage was displayed after the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old victim.



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