Two girls aged 18 and 17 were gang-raped in front of their male friends in Delhi last night, an incident that the brings the issue of women's safety in the capital into focus four years after the fatal gang-rape of a young medical student.
The teenage girls were out walking with two boys around 8.30 pm, in an isolated patch near a metro station, when they were attacked.
Four men allegedly saw a couple in that group together and thrashed the boys.
The attackers then took turns to rape the girls in front of their friends, said police.
The men threatened the four teens and warned them against going to the police.
A medical examination has confirmed that the girls were raped.