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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Manhunt launched after journalist gang-raped in India

Police in India said they will arrest the men who gang-raped a female photojournalist in Mumbai.

Maharashtra state's junior interior minister R.R. Patil met with the victim, who is recovering in hospital.

Police search the area near where a photojournalist was raped in Mumbai. Credit: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Afterwards Mr Patil told reporters, "This incident will be investigated with utmost seriousness. The culprits will be arrested".

Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said 10-12 people spotted around the area "acting suspiciously" have been detained.

Female photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai

A 22-year-old female photojournalist has been gang-raped while her male colleague was tied up and beaten in the Indian city of Mumbai, local police said.

The attack took place in the Indian city of Mumbai. Credit: REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe

The woman was said to be on assignment to take pictures of an abandoned textile factory in southern Mumbai on Thursday evening, when five men confronted her with an offer to help her get permission to shoot inside the building.

Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh told reporters that the men tied her colleague's hands with a belt while she was gang-raped.

The woman, who has not been named is in hospital in stable condition.

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