A second man has been arrested over the gang rape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai, as police vowed to take swift action.
The 22-year-old Indian woman is in a stable condition after being raped by up to five suspects in a deserted textile mill, whilst her male colleague was tied up and beaten.
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