Hunt for suspects after gang rape in India govt office

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Indian Police have arrested one of five suspects accused of gang-raping a teenage girl inside a local government office in eastern India, an officer said Tuesday.

The 16-year-old victim was attacked after arriving in eastern Bihar state late Sunday where the gang, including a local administrator’s driver, approached her and offered her a lift to a relative’s home.

Instead they took her to a nearby local government office in Muzaffarpur district and raped her.

The victim, who hails from the eastern state of West Bengal, later escaped and filed a police complaint on Monday.

“Five men, mostly youths, forcibly dragged her to a nearby building of the (district) collectorate and gang-raped her till early Monday,” Naseem Ahmad, a senior district police officer, told a foreign news agency.

Police chief Ranjit Kumar Mishra said that they had “arrested one accused so far and … are working to arrest the other four”.

The case is the latest in a string of violent sex attacks against women in the world’s second most populous country.

In another case in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state, one of two police officers accused of raping a teenage girl was reportedly arrested on Tuesday.

The December 31 incident took place in Badaun district when the two policemen picked up the 14-year-old as she stepped out to relieve herself.

Badaun was thrown into the spotlight last May when two teenage girls, who were initially thought to have been gang-raped, were found hanging from a tree.

The incident sparked uproar in India, echoing the outrage over the fatal gang-rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi in 2012.

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  1. hope india finds a way to curb a situation like this. hopefully every woman will feel safe soon.
    we may have problems with indians bt we dont have a conflict these teenage victims. i stand united with india in this cause, only.

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