India's top cop calls for rape crackdown
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's top law enforcement official says the nation needs to crack down on crimes against women with `'an iron hand" if it is to prevent rapes and other attacks.
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde spoke Friday at a conference of state officials from across India that was called to discuss how to protect women in the wake of a fatal gang rape in the capital last month.
Five men were charged Thursday with murder, kidnapping and rape in that attack on a 23-year-old student who died over the weekend in a Singapore hospital.
Shinde said the nation needed to find more effective ways to enforce the law to protect women.
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