Indian rape survivor gang-raped again by same men


India protests against gang-rape (photo - jim ankan deka)
India protests against gang-rape (photo - jim ankan deka)

There has been a huge public outrage inIndia after an indian student who was the victim of a gang rape was recovering in hospital after being raped again by a group of menincluding some charged with sexually assaulting her three yearsearlier.

Police in Haryana state were hunting for the five, accused of abducting the 21-year-old student of the lowest Dalit social caste from outside her college before drugging and raping her in a car.

The student was found unconscious in bushes on the side of a highway last Wednesday night in Haryana which borders New Delhi, in the country’s latest shocking sexual attack.

Haryana deputy superintendent of police Pushpa Khatri said the student, who is still in hospital, has identified all five men—two of whom are currently on bail awaiting trial for raping her in 2013.

“She has identified the five accused and two of them were involved in the gang-rape of the student in Bhiwandi district in 2013,” Khatri told AFP