Brazilian police search for over 30 suspects in gang rape of teen
May 27, Brasilia: Brazilian police are hunting more than 30 men suspected of participating in the gang rape of a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro. The attackers posted pictures and videos of the assault on social media.
The 16-year-old girl is reported to have gone to her boyfriend's house on Saturday and to have regained consciousness later, surrounded by the men.
Arrest warrants have been issued, including one for the boyfriend.
The assault has provoked an online campaign against what campaigners call a culture of rape in Brazil.
Conflicting versions of the story are still coming in, but the woman had reportedly gone to her boyfriend's house in a poor community in western
Rio over the weekend, where the attack took place, reports said.
According to a statement she is reported to have given to police, she woke up on Sunday, naked and wounded, and made her way home.
Only days later did she find out that some of the alleged rapists had put images of the attack on Twitter.
A 40-second-video was widely shared and followed by a wave of misogynous comments, before the users' accounts were suspended, reports said.
The Oslo Times