A photo journalist in her early 20s was gang-raped in the Indian city of Mumbai, police said on Friday (August 23), evoking comparisons to a similar assault in New Delhi in December that led to nationwide protests and a revision of the country's rape laws.
The woman was admitted to hospital in south Mumbai, police said.
The attack took place in an abandoned textile mill in Lower Parel, a former industrial district that is now one of the city's fastest-growing neighbourhoods of luxury apartments, malls and bars. The woman was out on assignment with a male colleague.
Women's safety in India has been in the spotlight this year following the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus in New Delhi in December, which led thousands of Indians to take to the streets in protest. The woman died of her injuries two weeks later in a Singapore hospital.
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