December 25th, 2012
02:39 AM ET

Police continue crackdown amid outrage over gang rape

Police continued to block off a key government district in India Tuesday in an effort to stop protesters angered about the gang rape of a woman.

Furious weekend demonstrations rocked the Raisina Hills section of New Delhi as public outrage surged. The protests started after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and beaten to near death on a bus on December 16 by a group of six suspects, now under arrest, police say.

The security barriers throughout the Raisina Hills area, home to the presidential mansion, the parliament building and federal ministerial blocks, did not stop protests in other areas Monday.

Scores of young students held demonstrations at the Jantar Mantar observatory, a regular protest site, some distance from the restricted area in New Delhi.

Many demanded immediate convening of a special session of parliament to amend laws to make rape a crime punishable with death.

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    good job india police! good job community to be outraged and come to the defense of neighbor!

    December 25, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. Down with tornadoes!

    And it only took them several thousand years!
    Good job, people of India! Now if other countries would quit letting sxual assault run rampant, we'd be getting somewhere.

    December 26, 2012 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |