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Four convicted for raping Indian journalist

Mumbai court finds four men guilty of raping photo-journalist and another woman last year.

Last updated: 20 Mar 2014 08:58
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A string of sex crimes have triggered street protests across India [AFP]

A court in India has found four men guilty of gang-raping two women, including a photo-journalist, in the city of Mumbai, reports say.

The photo-journalist was gang-raped in the city's abandoned Shakti Mills compound in August while on an assignment, following which several men were arrested by the police.

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Days after the incident, another woman revealed that three of those men had also raped her in July.

According to NDTV, the four men convicted by a Mumbai court on Thursday were Vijay Jadhav, Kasim Bengali, Salim Ansari and Siraj Rehman. Another accused, a minor, is being tried in a juvenile court.

The men, all unemployed, lived in a slum near the mill.

The assault on the photo-journalist shocked the nation, already reeling from the brutal gang-rape of a medical student in the capital New Delhi.

The rape triggered street protests across the nation and forced the federal government to push through stringent laws against such crimes.

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