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Woman dies after gang-rape in India.

Woman dies after gang-rape in India.

A woman from India’s marginalized Dalit community has died after being gang-raped, police said Thursday, days after the death of a teenager from the same low-caste group at the hands of a group of high-caste men sparked outrage.

The 22-year-old, a member of India’s “untouchable” Dalit community, was allegedly raped by two men on Tuesday and died while being taken to hospital, police in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh said.

The latest assaults come months after four men were hanged for the 2012 gang rape and murder of a student on a bus in Delhi, a case that came to symbolize the nation’s problems with sexual violence.

Police said that two men in the latest case had been arrested on charges of gang-rape and murder, without giving further details on their identities.

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Student activists shout slogans while burning an effigy of Uttar Pradesh state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during a protest against the gang rape and killing of a teenager, in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. MAHESH KUMAR A / AP

An investigation was under way and the suspects may be tried in a special fast-track court, they added.

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