Family Find Gang-Raped 16-Year-Old Daughter Hanging From A Tree

The body of a teenage girl was found by her parents hanging from a tree after she was kidnapped and gang-raped in India.

The 16-year-old girl was walking home from school in the village of Yeturu in Andhra Pradesh state when she was attacked. Local media reports say she was dragged into a rickshaw by three men on the outskirts of the village,
which is about 50 miles north of Chennai.

She was then gang-raped but it is not clear how she came to be hanging from the tree.
Her parents reportedly went looking for her when she failed to return from school and found her body hanging from a tree.

Police spokesman Sathya Kishore said they had identified three suspects from the neighbouring village of Vibharinthalapadu.

Mr Kishore said the police were investigating the incident but had not yet made any arrests.

In recent years the number of reported rapes in India has been on the rise and authorities have come under increasing pressure to make sure they do not go unpunished.

According to the Indian government, at least one in 10 rape victims in the country is under-age.

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