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Indian student gang-raped, thrown off bus in New Delhi

Published on Dec 17, 2012 9:36 PM
National Federation of Indian Women activists shout slogans during a protest following the gang-rape of a student in New Delhi on Dec 18, 2012. Indian police on Dec 17 arrested the driver of a bus after a student was gang-raped and thrown out of the vehicle, reports said, in an attack that has sparked fresh concern for women's safety in New Delhi. The attack sparked new calls for greater security for women in New Delhi, which registered 568 rapes in 2011 compared with 218 in India's financial capital Mumbai the same year. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian police were searching New Delhi on Monday for the men who gang-raped a 23-old-student and threw her off a bus in an attack that has sparked fresh concern for the safety of women in the city.

The woman accompanied by a male friend boarded a bus on Sunday night and was attacked by at least four men and gang-raped, police said.

Some media reports said the attackers also included staff of the bus.

The victim's companion was battered with iron rods before the men took turns and raped her, police officials said.

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