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Indian photoshoot echoing gang-rape sparks outrage

Published on Aug 6, 2014 4:22 PM
Indian protestors hold candles during a rally in New Delhi, after the death of a gang rape student from the Indian capital on Dec 29, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

MUMBAI (AFP) - An Indian photographer has sparked outrage with a fashion shoot that depicts a woman being harassed on a bus by a group of men, echoing a fatal gang-rape that shocked the nation.

The project by Raj Shetye called "The Wrong Turn" appeared in his online portfolio in recent days before being taken down, according to media reports on Wednesday, but the photographs have been carried by various other media outlets including the website Buzzfeed.

They show a female model in high-end fashion looking harassed on a bus in various poses.

In one image she is on the floor with a man standing over her, one shows her struggling with two men gripping her arms, and in another two men pin her down on the seats.

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