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Riots, strikes as India rape accused killed in custody

SHIMLA: A man accused of the gang rape and murder of a girl in northern India has been killed in police custody, an official said Thursday, sparking angry riots in the usually tranquil Himalayan region. Hundreds of protesters furious over the police handling of the case chanted "we want justice" in the popular tourist hill resort of Shimla, with businesses remaining closed in some parts of Himachal Pradesh state. There have been vigils and strikes across the region since the 16-year-old victim was found naked and…