Last of 5 suspects in Mumbai gang-rape case arrested
NEW DELHI (AP) - Police on Sunday arrested the last of five men wanted in the gang-rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai, and said charges would be filed soon in a case that has incensed the public and fueled debate over whether women can be safe in India.
The victim, a 22-year-old Indian woman, said she was anxious to return to work after Thursday night's assault, in which five men repeatedly raped her while her male colleague was beaten and tied up in an abandoned textile mill in the country's financial capital.
"Rape is not the end of life," the woman was quoted on Sunday by the Times of India as saying. Indian law forbids identifying rape victims by name.
Police arrested the fifth suspect on Sunday in New Delhi, the capital, after rounding up the other four in Mumbai.