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India Gang Rape In Punjab, Six Men Arrested Over Fresh Bus Attack

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Six men have been arrested in India after another alleged gang rape of a woman travelling on a bus, this time in the north of the country.

The attack comes just weeks after the rape and subsequent death of a 23-year-old woman, a case which highlighted widespread violence against women in India.

AFP report that the 29-year-old victim was journeying on the bus to visit her family in Punjab when she was taken by motorcycle to a secluded spot and attacked by the bus driver, conductor and five other men.

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Protests against rapes and violence against women have gained momentum after the attack on a woman in December

Local police officer Raj Jeet Singh said: "Six men have been arrested on allegations of having raped a 29-year-old woman... after forcibly taking her to an unknown location on the night of January 11.

"The lady, after being kidnapped, was raped brutally throughout the night by the seven accused.

"After raping the victim throughout the night, one of the accused dropped her near her in-laws' house the next morning where she narrated the whole incident to her two sisters-in-law."

A seventh suspect is being hunted.

The Indian Express report the victim was described by police as "mentally weak" when asked why she had not resisted.

The full extent of her injuries has yet to be confirmed.

Last Monday five men appeared in court charged with the murder of the 23-year-old student who died on the 28th December. A sixth male will be tried as a juvenile at a later date.

A national outpouring of anger and grief has led to calls for the rapists to be hanged.