Four weeks after a similar attack on a female student resulted in tragedy, Police in India have arrested six men in another gang rape case.
A statement released by Police authorities in India said the 29-year-old victim was the only passenger on the bus. she was traveling to her village in northern Punjab state on Friday night. The driver refused to stop at her village despite her repeated pleas and drove her to a desolate location.
There, the driver and the conductor took her to a building where they were joined by five friends and took turns raping her throughout the night, Police said.
The deadly rape of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus in December led to the woman's death and set off an impassioned debate about what India needs to do to prevent such tragedies. Protesters and politicians have called for tougher rape laws, police reforms and a transformation in the way the country treats women.
Five men have been charged with the physiotherapy student's rape and murder and face a possible death penalty if convicted.