(Reuters) - When a farm labourer in this hardscrabble village in northern India went to the police last week to report that his daughter and her cousin had gone missing, a constable slapped him in the face and sent him away.
Hours later he found the two girls, hanging by their necks from a mango tree. A post-mortem found they had been raped.
Five men, two of them police officers, were arrested for a crime that underscored the enduring culture of sexual assault in India and the capacity for appalling violence between Hindu castes.
In India - where a rape is reported every 21 minutes on average - the story has slipped off the front pages already. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi, serving his first week in office, made no public comment on the case.
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