Indian police make third arrest in Mumbai gang-rape case
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian police arrested a third man in connection with the gang-rape of a journalist in Mumbai, an official said on Saturday, in a case that has drawn comparisons with an attack in December that led to nationwide protests and a revision of rape laws.
News of Thursday's attack sparked street protests and uproar in Parliament and put the spotlight back on women's safety in India, where memories of the rape and murder of a student in New Delhi last December are still fresh.
Many Indians have questioned whether, despite a toughening of rape laws after last year's attack, India is any safer. The latest assault was in the financial capital Mumbai, which is generally considered India's safest city for women.
The 22-year-old victim, a photojournalist, was admitted to hospital where she is in a stable condition. The police have released sketches of the suspects and say they will ask the government to have the case conducted in a fast-track court.