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National outrage over lawmaker's 'rape' threat

By Agence France-Presse in Kolkata, India ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-07-02 07:54:51

An Indian lawmaker faced calls to quit on Tuesday after he was captured on video threatening the rape of his political rivals' relatives.

Amid widespread outrage in India over a series of recent high-profile rapes, the Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal could be clearly heard bragging of his ability to order attacks against his left-wing opponents.

"If CPIM (Communist Party of India-Marxist) tries to kill and intimidate our workers ... I will not spare them. I will let loose my men to rape your women," he said in an address to followers in late May and filmed on a smartphone.

National outrage over lawmaker's 'rape' threat

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