Last of 5 suspects in Mumbai gang rape arrested

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police have made quick work of another case of gang rape that incensed the Indian public and again fueled debate over whether women can be safe in India.

Police say they’ve arrested the final three of five men wanted in the attack on a photojournalist in Mumbai, and said charges would be filed soon.

The victim, a 22-year-old Indian woman, said she was anxious to return to work.

Police arrested the fifth suspect today in New Delhi, the capital, after rounding up the other four in Mumbai. Two of the men were rounded up overnight and two others were arrested earlier.

People across India were shocked and shamed in December by the brutal gang rape in New Delhi of a 23-year-old student who died two weeks later from her injuries.

A strict new law sets the maximum prison term for rape at 20 years.

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