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Indian court orders security for family of gang-rape victim

Published on Jan 9, 2014 6:09 PM
Demonstrators hold placards during a candlelight vigil to mark the first death anniversary of the Delhi gang rape victim in New Delhi December 29, 2013. A school girl was gang-raped twice in her village and later burnt to death on New Year's Eve, exactly a year and two days after the Delhi rape victim. --PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI (AFP) - An Indian court Thusday ordered protection for the family of a schoolgirl who was gang-raped twice and then burned to death in the country's east, the father said.

The family sought protection from the High Court in the eastern city of Kolkata after vowing to fight for justice for their 16-year-old daughter, who died on New Year's Eve after being set ablaze.

The father says his family has been threatened by members of the gang which raped his daughter on October 26 and then again the next day.

The second rape occurred as she was returning home in the town of Madhyagram, 25 kilometres north of Kolkata, after reporting the first attack at a police station.

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