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venerdì 14 luglio 2017
Man arrested for brutal rape, murder of Indian schoolgirl
SHIMLA, India: Indian police Thursday (Jul 13) arrested a key suspect in the gang rape and murder of a teenage girl near the hill resort of Shimla, shocking a small community where such brutal violence is rare.
An autopsy confirmed the girl - whose body was found in a forest two days after she was kidnapped on her way home from school - was gang raped and murdered by strangulation.
She sustained severe injuries in the assault, including a broken leg.
Zahur S Zaidi, inspector general of Himachal Pradesh police, said a 29-year-old man who was the main suspect in the attack had been arrested and was assisting investigators with their inquiry.
It is expected more arrests will be made in the case. The accused is a drug addict and suspected of involvement in other sexual offences, another officer said.
India has a gruesome record on rape.Nearly 40,000 rape cases are reported every year but the real number is thought to be much higher, with victims wary of how their complaints will be dealt with or the social stigma attached to sex crimes.