India rape: 17 men accused of multiple attacks on 11-year-old girl in Chennai
July 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Seventeen men have been charged in India with the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl in the city of Chennai.
Police say the girl was raped repeatedly since the start of the year. They say the main perpetrator was a lift operator in her apartment block.
He is alleged to have drugged the girl and invited other men to assault her. Police say more arrests are likely.
India is experiencing renewed public outrage over the number of violent sexual assaults in the country.
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On Tuesday a court in Chennai charged the 17 men – who include security guards, electricians and plumbers – with rape of a minor and ordered them held in custody until 31 July.