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Photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai


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Photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai

Police in Mumbai have launched a major manhunt after a 23-year-old photojournalist was gang-raped by five men.

The woman was on assignment with a male colleague when the attack happened.

The man was beaten and tied up before the woman was dragged away and raped.

Police say they have arrested one man and have identified the other suspects.

The woman suffered multiple injuries and is being treated in the city’s Jaslok Hospital.

The attack has caused outrage in Mumbai, which is considered one of India’s safer cities.

Mumbai resident Sonakshi Pandey said: “We have always prided ourselves for living in a very safe city. But nowadays what is happening is not understandable to me; what is going through people’s minds when they behave like this towards women, towards children, towards other people.”

The attack is being compared to a similar case that took place in Delhi last year and led to a series of mass protests demanding safer streets for women in India.

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