Grisly murders highlight social strains in Modi's India

By Reuters | Mon, 2 Jun 2014 09:22 AM

By Sruthi Gottipati

KATRA SHAHADATGANJ, India, June 2 (Reuters) - When a farm labourer in this hardscrabble village in northern India went to the police last week to report that his daughter and her cousin had gone missing, a constable slapped him in the face and sent him away.

Hours later he found the two girls, hanging by their necks from a mango tree. A post-mortem found they had been raped.


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