Twenty two arrested in eastern India in three separate rape cases

Twenty two arrested in eastern India in three separate rape casesPolice have arrested 22 people in eastern India in three separate rape cases involving teenage girls, officials said on Sunday, as grisly new attacks against women come to light despite tougher penalties. Police arrested 14 men and a woman in one of the latest cases after a 16-year-old girl, who had been raped, was attacked and burned to death after her parents complained to a village council. The village elders had levied a fine of 50,000 rupees ($ 749) on her two alleged assailants and asked them to do 100 sit-ups, said Ram Awadh Singh, chief of the local police station.



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