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Six arrested over New Year sex attacks in IndiaWed, 04 Jan, 2017 | Posted By: The Times Of Earth (TOE)

Six arrested over New Year sex attacks in India Police in the southern Indian city of Bangalore detained at least six suspects Wednesday after several women said they were groped and molested during New Year's Eve celebrations in the city that is the country's information technology hub. 

City police first denied that any sexual harassment had taken place during the late-night celebrations. But on Wednesday, police officer Hemant Nimbalkar said at least six men were detained after several video clips of women being attacked by groups of men spread on social media. 

The incident highlights the persistent violence against women in India despite tougher laws against sexual assault imposed after the December 2012 death of a young woman who was gang-raped on a bus in New Delhi.

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