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Villagers sit near the area where a woman was gang-raped at Birbhum district...Villagers sit near the area where a woman was gang-raped at Birbhum district in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal January 24, 2014. India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman from an eastern tribal region by 13 men on the orders of a village court, a case that has sparked protests demanding swift justice.

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Villagers sit near the area where a woman was gang-raped at Birbhum district in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal on Friday. India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman from an eastern tribal region by 13 men on the orders of a village court, a case that has sparked protests demanding swift justice. 

Indian students shout slogans as they hold placards demanding stringent punishment to rapists during a protest in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April, 23, 2013. A second suspect was arrested Monday in the rape of a 5-year-old girl who New Delhi police said was left for dead in a locked room, a case that has brought a new wave of protests against how Indian authorities handle sex crimes. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

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Indian students stage a protest in New Delhi, India, demanding stringent punishment for rapists. A second suspect was arrested on Monday after the rape of a five-year-old girl, who New Delhi police said was left for dead in a locked room. The case has brought a fresh wave of protests against how Indian authorities handle sex crimes.