Activists of the Communists Party of India(CPI) burn an effigy representing the rapists of Delhi student, Nirbhaya during their protest in Hyderabad on March 6, 2015. AFP/Noah SEELAM
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Indian police were Friday investigating two separate lynchings in which men were beaten to death by frenzied crowds in anger over alleged assaults on young women.Another man was killed in a mob attack in the northern city of Varanasi after a group of girls alleged they were molested while celebrating the Hindu festival of Holi Friday, police said.Tensions had been rising in the area since Feb. 24 when police arrested the alleged rapist over the assault of a 19-year-old tribal woman.The incident, which sparked outrage both within India and around the world, highlighted the frightening level of violence against women in the world's second most populous country.
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