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Arrests Made in Mumbai Gang Rape Case

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Police officials escort an accused, head covered with black cloth, in the gang rape of a young photojournalist in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai, Aug. 24, 2013.

Police officials escort an accused, head covered with black cloth, in the gang rape of a young photojournalist in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai, Aug. 24, 2013.

Police in India say they have arrested two men for the gang rape of a female photojournalist in Mumbai.

Officials say one man was arrested Friday, the other Saturday. Authorities say they are looking for three more suspects.

Officials say five men attacked the woman while she was photographing an abandoned textile mill, along with a male colleague. The male journalist was reported to have been tied up while the assault on the woman took place.

Medical officials say the victim of Thursday's attack, who is in her early 20s, is hospitalized in stable condition.

The rape in Mumbai has evoked memories of a similar crime committed on a moving bus against a woman in December in New Delhi who later died of injuries sustained in the attack.

After December's attack, which triggered nationwide protests, India passed laws increasing punishments for violence against women.

The trial of attackers from December has not yet concluded.

Thursday's incident was unusual because of its location. Mumbai is generally considered one of India's safest cities for women.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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