India gang rape convictions

Last updated 19:41 20/03/2014
India Gang Rape
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CALL FOR CHANGE: Members of the All Assam Photojournalists Association protest the rape of the photojournalist inside an abandoned textile mill in Mumbai.

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A court has convicted four men of gang raping a photojournalist in India's financial capital of Mumbai last year.

Maharashtra state Home Minister RR Patil said the four were convicted by a Mumbai court today. Sentencing is expected on Friday, with the men facing up to life in prison.

The 22-year-old photojournalist was on assignment with a male colleague at an abandoned textile mill in Mumbai's Lower Parel area on August 22 when they were approached by several men who offered to gain permission for them to shoot photos in the building.

Once inside, the male colleague was beaten and tied up while the attackers took turns raping the woman.

Sexual assaults against women have been rising in India, sparking huge protests across the country.

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