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Grisly murders highlight social strains in Modi’s India

KATRA SHAHADATGANJ: When a farm laborer 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. Three men were arrested for the crime in Uttar Pradesh state that underscored the enduring culture of sexual assault in India and the capacity for appalling violence between…