Police in India's West Bengal arrest thirteen men for the rape of a woman. The victim says her assault was ordered by village elders.
The cow is a holy animal for Hindus, with religious zealots ready to take on anyone harming the divine creature. But the growing number of stray cows is proving to be a bane for both Indians and their bovine gods.
Following public protests, Indian police have arrested Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal on suspicion of repeatedly raping a nun. The cleric described the charges as a conspiracy against the church.
The sentence is one of the first under a new law allowing for speedy trials and death penalties for child rapists. The brutal rape of the class 2 student in June sparked angry protests.
It is the second such incident to be reported from the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand in recent days. India has been struggling to deal with a spate of brutal sexual assaults in recent months.
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