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13-year-old reports gang rape, only for cop at station to ‘rape ...

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13-year-old reports gang rape, only for cop at station to ‘rape her again’

Officer arrested as incident causes outrage in India, which is enduring an epidemic of gender-based violence

Saurabh Sharma

Indian police have arrested an officer accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh after she went to him to report her gang rape, an incident that sparked outrage in a country notorious for assaults on women.

The head of a rural police station in Lalitpur, a district about 580km south of New Delhi, was among four people arrested on Wednesday.

“Strict action will be taken against those found guilty,” Prashant Kumar, a senior police officer, said on Thursday...

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