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Grisly murders highlight social strains in Modi's India
« on: June 02, 2014, 03:12:05 AM »
(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.


More at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/02/us-india-killings-idUSKBN0ED0F520140602
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