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Supporters of President of the Indian National Congress Party Rahul Gandhi hold placards in reaction to the recent rape cases in India during a rally dubbed Jan Aakrosh Rally (public outrage), in New Delhi on April 29, 2018. - The rally was Gandhi's first in the national capital since taking over as the party chief last year. The rally was called to launch a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's failures and corruption. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 15: People take part in 'Not In My Name' protest against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, at Parliament Street, on April 15, 2018 in New Delhi, India. An 8-year-old nomad girl was raped and murdered in Jammu's Kathua in January after she was kidnapped and sedated. In the other case, a 17-year-old girl alleged rape by BJP legislator Kuldeep Sigh Sengar and his brother Atul Singh in Uttar Pradesh. The girl's father died earlier this week after he was allegedly beaten by the men of the rape accused. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 15: People take part in 'Not In My Name' protest against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, at Parliament Street, on April 15, 2018 in New Delhi, India. An 8-year-old nomad girl was raped and murdered in Jammu's Kathua in January after she was kidnapped and sedated. In the other case, a 17-year-old girl alleged rape by BJP legislator Kuldeep Sigh Sengar and his brother Atul Singh in Uttar Pradesh. The girl's father died earlier this week after he was allegedly beaten by the men of the rape accused. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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Six men have been accused of rape in connection with a gang rape this week of five female anti-trafficking workers in a village in eastern India, police told CNN on Saturday.

Two of the six men have been arrested and charged, while police said they are looking for the other four. A man who helps run a school in the village also has been arrested and charged in connection with abetting the attack.

Police said the attack took place Tuesday in Kochang village in Khunti district in the state of Jharkhand, the same region where two teens were raped and then set on fire last month.

The anti-trafficking activists who were raped have been discharged from a hospital and are being kept in a safe house, police said. The women have been given police protection and trauma counseling.

The five women were performing a street play with three men on the issue of human trafficking when armed men on bikes disrupted the performance.

The performers were taken to a nearby forest, where the women were raped and men beaten up. They were released about three hours later, police said

The attack is the latest high-profile rape case in India, which has been grappling with the scourge of sexual violence.

Around 100 sexual assaults are reported to police in India every day, according to the National Crime Records Bureau. There were nearly 39,000 alleged attacks in 2016, an increase of 12% from the previous year.

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