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Women Accused of Killing Man in India

Five women are accused of killing a man who they say had been terrorizing them in Nagpur, a central Indian city of 2 million. Akku Yadav, who reportedly committed rape, extortion, theft and murder, was bludgeoned to death in a courthouse while awaiting trial. More than 100 attorneys are offering free legal assistance to the women. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.