Indian woman gang-raped, strangled, disfigured with acid

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NEW DELHI – Maneka Gandhi, India Minister for Women and Development, said police in Uttar Pradesh were trying to identify the body a young woman who had been gang-raped, strangled and defaced with acid. She said on Monday in New Delhi that the 22-year ’s body was found on in a village in Bareilly District.

Gandhi said few days back; two cousins aged 14 and 16, were abducted, raped and killed.

Sexual has been a focus public attention in India since the fatal gang a on a bus in Dec. 2012 in New Delhi, which provoked fury and demands for better treatment women.

The latest incidents sparked outrage in Uttar Pradesh and across the country.

Gandhi said she had been looking into the case of the mutilated woman when the tenage cousins’ emerged. “Both cases are heart-rending and we have asked the Uttar Pradesh to action’’, she said.

The minister said would establish centers for victims in every district of the country to and legal help. (dpa/NAN)