Five In­di­ans ....

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a se­cluded spot, robbed her and raped her re­peat­edly at knife­point.

One of the con­victs was found with the vic­tim’s glasses case and 1,000 ru­pees ($15) in cash. One of the ac­cused men died dur­ing trial in Fe­bru­ary. Three who were younger than 18 at the time of the at­tack were handed to the Ju­ve­nile Jus­tice Board to re­main in cus­tody un­til they are 18 and re­formed.

Vi­o­lence against women in In­dia has caused in­creas­ing alarm since the fa­tal gang rape of a 23-year-old In­dian phys­io­ther­apy stu­dent in New Delhi in 2012. Sev­eral for­eign tourists also have been tar­geted in at­tacks that of­ten get in­ter­na­tional at­ten­tion, although In­dian women are as­saulted far more fre­quently.—AP

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