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Outrage mounts over alleged rape of a teenager by ruling party politicians in India

In this file photo taken on April 14, Indian demonstrators take part in a protest in Chennai over the gang rape and murder of an eight-yearold girl in northern India. Indian police have made another arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician fanned protests across the country, federal investigators said on April 15. (AFP)

Indian police have made another arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician sparked protests across the country, federal investigators said Sunday.

The case, along with the rape and murder of an eight-yearold girl, has brought Indians onto the streets for mass demonstrations not seen since the rape and murder of a Delhi student in 2012.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh state which is ruled by the BJP, for allegedly raping the 17-year-old last year.

“We arrested the second person, a woman named Shashi Singh, in our ongoing investigations of the case on Saturday,” RK Gaur, a CBI spokesman, told AFP on Sunday. Sengar appeared in court the same day and was ordered detained for seven days. (AFP)

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