India

Four Charged in India in Gang-Rape of Photographer

Another highly publicized incident

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MUMBAI: Four men were formally charged on Thursday in a Mumbai court over the gang-rape of a young photographer in the city last month, a case that reignited anger about women's safety across India.

The four suspects, arrested within days of the attack, appeared at the Esplanade court barefooted and looking dishevelled. One wore a T-shirt and jeans while the rest were in shirts and trousers.

They were charged with at least five offences including gang-rape, unnatural sex, illegal confinement, destruction of evidence, and conspiracy over the attack on August 22.

A fifth suspect, who was under 18 at the time of the offence, is expected to be charged separately in a juvenile court.