Wednesday, July 25, 2018
From ABC Channel 13 Eye Witness News:
There is shock in the city of Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after 17 men were arrested for allegedly raping an 11-year-old-girl, CNN reports.
Anger at the accused was clear when a group of lawyers charged at them as they were exiting court.
The men, who range in age from their 20s to their 60s, could potentially face the death penalty. This is after the government rushed through an emergency law in April introducing capital punishment in rape cases involving minor girls under 12.
That measure was in response to growing public outrage at a string of sexual assaults involving minors.
Now the police say the girl in this latest case suffers from a hearing disability and she was attacked by men who worked in the building where she lives with her family.
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