Senior politician to meet family of gang-raped girls

Rahul Gandhi, Congress party vice president Credit: Reuters

Vice president of India's Congress Party, Rahul Gandhi, will visit Badaun in Uttar Pradesh to meet the family members of two teenage girls who were gang-raped and hanged.

The incident has evoked an outrage and two constables were arrested on Friday evening. The Uttar Pradesh government has promised to set up a fast track court to punish the culprits.

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Suspects 'confess' to gang-rape and hanging India teenage girls

Three detained suspects have confessed to the gang-rape and slaying of two teenage cousins who were found hanging from a tree in northern India last week, according to local police.