WTF: Indian Woman Gang-Raped as Punishment

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In the latest example of the devastating rape and violence against women occurring in India, a 20-year-old woman was gang-raped in public on Tuesday by as many as 12 men, after a tribal village leader ordered the assault when he discovered she was involved in an "unauthorized relationship" with a man from a neighboring community. The attack took place in the Birbhum district in Eastern India, about 120 miles from Kolkata.

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The Guardian reported that 11 men have been arrested thus far, including the village leader, who punished the woman when she and her family could not pay a 50,000 rupee fine for the relationship.

Unfortunately, India is no stranger to such horrific attacks. Last week, a 51-year-old Danish tourist was gang-raped while asking for directions in New Delhi, and a December 2012 gang rape resulted in the death of a 23-year-old medical student.

Although India is under international scrutiny for the brutal violence against women that occurs, assaults continue to occur.

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