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.

Indian police make third arrest in Mumbai rape case

Indian police arrested a third man in connection with the gang-rape of a journalist in Mumbai, an official said on Saturday.

News of Thursday's attack has sparked street protests and uproar in parliament and put the spotlight back on women's safety in India, where memories of the rape and murder of a student in New Delhi last December are still fresh.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Police in Mumbai released this sketch of a suspect based on the description given. Credit: RTV
There were five suspects.
There were five suspects. Credit: RTV
The female photojournalist's male colleague gave the description.
The female photojournalist's male colleague gave the description. Credit: RTV
The victim was admitted to hospital in south Mumbai.
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.
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 photo journalist was raped by five 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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