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Bus 'gang rape' photo shoot sparks fury in India

The shoot has drawn a torrent of criticism on social media in India, where a young student was raped and killed in 2012. Photo / Raj Shetye
The shoot has drawn a torrent of criticism on social media in India, where a young student was raped and killed in 2012. Photo / Raj Shetye

AN Indian fashion shoot sparked outrage and calls for legal action for showing a woman being assaulted on a bus, echoing a fatal gang-rape that shocked the nation.

The project by photographer Raj Shetye called "The Wrong Turn" appeared in his online portfolio in recent days before being taken down, but the pictures have since been carried by various media outlets.

They show a female model dressed in high-end fashion garments being groped on a bus by a group of men, also stylishly dressed, in various poses.

In one image, the woman is on the floor with a man standing over her, while one shows her struggling with two men gripping her arms, and another has two men pinning her down on the seats.

The shoot has drawn a torrent of criticism on social media in India, where the fatal gang-rape of a student on a bus in December 2012 sparked nationwide protests over levels of sexual violence against women.

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