Schoolgirl gang-raped in India

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A 16-year-old schoolgirl was allegedly abducted and gang-raped near New Delhi, a media report said on Thursday.

The report said that she was on her way back home from a class in the suburb of Ghaziabad on Wednesday evening when she was allegedly picked up by three men in a vehicle.

It added that she was taken to a house in a nearby area where she was gang-raped and later dumped on a road near her house.

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The report said police have arrested suspects, adding one of them was identified by the girl.

There has been a focus on sex crimes in India since the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi in December 2012.
Report says sexual violence continues unabated and there is widespread outrage over the safety of women in India.

The report added that on Tuesday, there were violent protests in the southern city of Bangalore after an 8-year-old girl was reportedly molested in her school by a teacher.