Another woman found hanging on tree; rape suspected
A 19-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree after allegedly being raped in an Indian village in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.
This comes amid a massive national outcry in a nation still shocked by the rape and murder of two young girls last month.
The woman was a school dropout who had left her home without informing her parents, police said.
Police also said that the cause of death could not be immediately confirmed as there were no obvious signs of murder.
However, earlier in the day, her family told local reporters that she had been raped and killed.
Police involved in another gang rape
Another woman has lodged a complain alleging that she was gang raped by four police officers at a police station on Monday- also in Uttar Pradesh.
"At 11.30pm, when there was no one in the room, the sub-inspector took me to his room and raped me inside the police station," said the woman.
A police official said: "The procedure will be followed, the victim has filed a complaint and the guilty will be arrested soon."
Modi breaks silence
Meanwhile India's newly elected prime minister, Narendra Modi, finally broke his silence on the issue as he addressed it in parliament on Wednesday.
He said: "Respect for women and their security should be a priority for Indians," he said. "Governments will have to work strictly against this, else our own souls will not forgive us."
Sources: Al Jazeera, Reuters, Mail Online