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10 arrested for gangraping woman in S India

Updated: 2013-12-27 15:53
( Xinhua)

NEW DELHI - Indian police have arrested 10 people for their involvement in the gangrape of a 21-year-old woman in the southern state of Puducherry on Christmas eve, a senior police official said Friday.

"We have arrested 10 people for the crime, including three of the victim's friends for failing to inform the incident in the state's Karaikal area. The woman was abducted and then gangraped by members of two groups twice. She is now recovering at a local hospital where her condition is stable," he said on condition of anonymity.

A massive manhunt is underway to capture the other members of the two groups, the official said, adding that the girl was picked up first by one group, gangraped, and then another group did the same after the first released her. "She was along with a woman friend when she was first abducted," he said.

The case has shocked India again.

Last year, the brutal and fatal gangrape of a 23-year-old medical student by six men on a moving bus sparked nationwide protests, forcing the government to bring in stricter laws for sexual offenders.

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