Indian police detained leaders of the opposition Congress party on Thursday as they tried to attend a protest sparked by the alleged gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman.
Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi were prevented from visiting the village in Uttar Pradesh where the woman, from India’s lowest caste, was allegedly attacked last month by four high-caste men. It’s the latest in a series of horrific incidents of violence against women to shock India.
Police said the siblings were arrested for violating an order banning the assembly of four or more people in the area. They were taken back to Delhi and freed later in the day.
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