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A post-mortem examination carried out on the main accused in the Delhi gang-rape case has suggested he did die as a result of hanging, Indian media has reported.

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Indian police officers suspended after video captures them savagely beating a woman who 'complained of harassment by lorry driver'

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Indians holds candles to condemn the brutal gang-rape of a woman

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The juvenile accused in the gang-rape and murder of an Indian student has appeared in court where he pleaded not guilty to all the charges and said he would contest the allegations.

Indian police hunt for men suspected of raping and killing three sisters

Police in central India have launched a hunt for the men suspected of raping and killing three sisters, aged five to 11. Their deaths are the latest in a series of incidents of sexual violence in the country.

Cameron backs AgustaWestland despite Indian bribery scandal

David Cameron threw his weight behind UK helicopter maker AgustaWestland on a trip to India yesterday despite the company being engulfed in a corruption scandal in the country.

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India to retaliate over soldier's 'barbaric' beheading

India’s Prime Minister has declared that there can be no “business as usual” with Pakistan after clashes along the border in Kashmir last week left four soldiers dead. One Indian soldier was beheaded and the body of another was mutilated.

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