Police in the northern Indian state of Punjab said Sunday that they have arrested six men accused of the gang-rape of a 29-year-old woman who was traveling alone on a bus, less than four weeks after the brutal rape and murder of a woman on a New Delhi bus created a national outcry about the safety of women in public places.
In the latest incident, police said a woman was taking a bus home to her village at around 5 p.m. Friday. She was the lone passenger on the bus for about 30 minutes. Police said the bus driver did not heed her request to stop at her village and instead, stopped at a desolate spot further away.
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