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Calcutta 'gang rape' triggers third day of protests

Protestors in the Indian city of Calcutta are demonstrating for a third day about the alleged gang rape and murder of a 16 year-old girl.

The girl was allegedly raped on two separate occasions near her home town of Madhyamgram: first on 26 October, then when she was returning from filing a police complaint the next day.

The 16 year old died on New Year's Eve after she was doused in kerosene and set alight.

Eight people have been arrested in connection with the case.

The incident has once again brought into sharp focus the issue of women's safety in India, a year after the Delhi gang rape case which triggered a mass outpouring of anger across the country.

Yogita Limaye reports.

  • 03 Jan 2014
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