Five Indian policemen accused of gangraping teenager
NEW DELHI (AFP) - Five policemen have been arrested for allegedly gangraping a teenage schoolgirl in northern India, police said on Friday.
The alleged sexual assault is the latest in a string of attacks reported in India since the fatal gang-rape of a student in Delhi a year ago shocked the nation and resulted in lawmakers passing tougher penalties for crimes against women.
The policemen in the city of Chandigarh were taken into custody after the 16-year-old told her younger sister about the alleged assaults.
"All five accused policemen have been arrested and further investigations are being carried out," police superintendent Sukhchain Singh Gill told AFP.