Two teenage girls in northern India were gang-raped, strangled to death by their attackers, and then hanged from a mango tree in the fields of their village. Residents of the village in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh found the girls Wednesday, hours after they disappeared Tuesday night from their homes, according to police.
The girls, cousins aged 14 and 16, had headed to the fields to use the bathroom as they did not have one at home, the AP reported.
Government reports show that a rape happens every 22 minutes in India;
Over half a billion Indians lack access to toilets. Women often face sexual assault when seeking out clean bathroom space.
Camille Lepage was a 26 year old French photojournalist. She moved to South Sudan in 2012 to pursue her interest in “places in the shadow, where crisis take place but where the media often remain silent.” On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, her body, along with the bodies of 4 villagers, was found in a car driven by Christian anti-balaka militia. Officials believe she was most likely ambushed.