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Woman gang-raped on Christmas Eve in India: Reports

Published on Dec 27, 2013 4:20 PM
 
Protesters hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest to mark the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape, in New Delhi Dec 16, 2013. A 20-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped on Christmas Eve in south India, media reports said on Friday, the latest in a string of sexual attacks reported in the country. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A 20-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped on Christmas Eve in south India, media reports said on Friday, the latest in a string of sexual attacks reported in the country.

The reports of the latest assault came two days before India was due to mark the first anniversary of the death of a student who was gang-raped on a bus in an attack that shocked the nation.

The woman who was assaulted on Christmas Eve told police she was abducted by three men while sightseeing with friends in Karaikal, a port city in Puducherry, the Times of India newspaper and TV networks reported.

One of the men raped her at a secluded spot before freeing her, the Times said.

 
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