Men 'rape woman - and then rape her again when she refuses to withdraw allegation'

Police have arrested two men for allegedly raping a woman a second time - after she refused to withdraw a previous rape allegation against them.

The woman claims she was first raped in India in 2013 which led to three men being arrested.

Two were released on bail pending the outcome of a trial.

Senior police officer Sanjay Kumar Singh said the same two men raped the woman again on July 13 in a town in Haryana state.

The woman, in her 20s, is now in a stable condition in hospital.

The incident highlights the persistence of violence against women.

This is despite a public outcry following the 2012 gang rape and murder of a woman aboard a bus in New Dehli that led to stronger sexual assault laws.

Four men were sentenced to death over the horrific attack.