Village head orders gang rape of woman in India

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According to a CNN report, a 20-year-old woman in India has alleged that she was gang-raped by a group of men this week after the head of a village ordered them to do so. Her crime was that she fell in love with someone she wasn’t supposed to fall in love with.

The report stated that the incident allegedly took place Monday in a tribal village in a very remote part of West Bengal, in India’s northeast.

It also said, “Police have arrested 13 men for questioning in the case, and the alleged victim is undergoing medical treatment in a hospital”.

In the same vein, CNN reports that violent crimes against women have been in the spotlight in India since a 23-year-old woman was raped and beaten by several men on a bus in December 2012.

The victim later died in a Singapore hospital. The shocking attack provoked outrage across India, leading to calls for improved safety and treatment of women.

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