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Gang rape and killing of teenager in India sparks outrage, calls by father for federal inquiry

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    Activists of Indian National Congress with black bands around their mouth block traffic during a protest against a gang-rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl at Madhyamgram, about 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of Kolkata, India, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. On Dec. 31 the girl set herself on fire and died due to burn injuries after being raped twice in October. The death of the girl has sparked outrage in the metropolis. (AP Photo/Bikas Das) (The Associated Press)

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    Activists of Indian National Congress block traffic during a protest against a gang-rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl at Madhyamgram, about 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of the city, in Kolkata, India, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. On Dec. 31 the girl set herself on fire and died due to burn injuries after being raped twice in the month of October. The death of the girl has sparked outrage in the metropolis. (AP Photo/Bikas Das) (The Associated Press)

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    Indian policemen watch while activists of Indian National Congress block traffic during a protest against a gang-rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl at Madhyamgram, about 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of the city, in Kolkata, India, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. On Dec. 31 the girl set herself on fire and died due to burn injuries after being raped twice in the month of October. The death of the girl has sparked outrage in the metropolis. (AP Photo/Bikas Das) (The Associated Press)

The father of a teenager who was allegedly gang raped and later died after being set on fire in eastern India is demanding a federal inquiry into the case.

Hundreds of people protested Friday in Kolkata, accusing West Bengal state authorities of failing to protect the family.

Police say the 16-year-old girl reported being gang raped on two consecutive days in late October.

The girl's father told reporters last week that his daughter was set alight Dec. 23 after being threatened with violence if she didn't withdraw her complaint. She died from her injuries on Wednesday. Neither she nor her father is being named by Indian media under laws guarding rape victims' identities.

Police arrested six suspects in the rape and another two who allegedly set the girl on fire.