26 Aug 2013

Five Mumbai rape suspects arrested

9:46 am on 26 August 2013

All five men wanted over the gang rape of a 22-year-old photo journalist in the Indian city of Mumbai on Thursday have been arrested.

The female victim is an intern with a Mumbai-based English magazine, she had gone to the Shakti Mills - a former textile mill that now lies abandoned and in ruins - with a male colleague for a photo shoot when the attack happened.

Police say the last suspect was arrested in the capital, Delhi, on Sunday, and is being brought back to Mumbai, the BBC reports.

Speaking from hospital, where she is being treated for multiple injuries, the woman says rape is not the end of life and she is anxious to return to work.

She has called for the strictest punishment for all the accused.

The case has renewed public outrage over sexual violence in India.

A 19-year-old unemployed man from south Mumbai was first arrested on Friday, and police made another two arrests on Saturday,

Her colleague was beaten during the assault.