5 held over Mumbai gang-rape

Five men have been arrested after a 22-year-old female photojournalist was gang-raped while her male colleague was tied up and beaten in the Indian city of Mumbai, local police said.

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Police hold fourth suspect over journalist gang-rape

Police in Mumbai have four of five suspects in custody for the gang-rape of a photojournalist in India's financial capital Mumbai.

Protesters outside the court the gang-rape suspects are being held inside in Mumbai. Credit: Reuters.

The two suspects picked up overnight and two others arrested earlier are likely to face prosecution under a strict new law that sets the maximum prison term for rape at 20 years.

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Around 1,000 join Mumbai protest after gang-rape

Around 1,000 people, including members of several local journalists' associations, have gathered in southern Mumbai to stage a protest after a photojournalist was gang-raped in the city.

Supporters of Republican Party of India (RPI) shout slogans during a protest against the rape. Credit: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
ournalists hold placards as they participate in a protest march in Mumbai. Credit: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
ournalists and students hold placards as they participate in a protest. Credit: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Police release sketches of India gang-rape suspects

Police in Mumbai released sketches of five suspects based on the information given by the male colleague of a woman who was gang-raped in a remote area of the city.

Police in Mumbai released this sketch of a suspect based on the description given. Credit: RTV
There were five suspects. Credit: RTV
The female photojournalist's male colleague gave the description. Credit: RTV
The victim was admitted to hospital in south Mumbai. Credit: RTV
The attack took place in an abandoned textile mill in Lower Parel, a former industrial district. Credit: RTV

Police make arrest in India gang-rape case

One man has been arrested and four others identified by police in connection with the gang-rape of a female photojournalist in Mumbai.

Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said 20 teams of officers were the pursuing four men.

A general view of the abandoned textile mill where a photojournalist was gang-raped. Credit: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

"Mumbai police will do its best to collect all the evidence - clinching evidence, scientific evidence - so that a fool-proof case is made out in the court, and they get maximum punishment," Singh said.

"We will also request the government that this case be conducted in a fast-track court."

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