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Protests after seven-year-old raped in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Scores of angry parents protested outside a government-run school in New Delhi on Friday after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an electrician on its premises, police said. The incident comes on the heels of sex-abuse scandals at two children's homes that have sparked widespread outrage. The latest case came to light after the family noticed the child bleeding and lodged a police complaint on Thursday. "A medical examination of the victim has been conducted. The results reveal a clear…

Police arrest 18 for repeated rape of 12-year-old girl

NEW DELHI: Eighteen men appeared in court in Chennai city of India on Tuesday on charges of repeatedly raping a 12-year girl over a seven-month period. The men included security guards, lift operators and plumbers working at the apartment block where the girl lived, police said. On average, over a hundred cases of women being raped were reported every day in India in 2016, according to the most recent figures made available by the national crime records bureau. Around six of those were girls below the age of 12. The men…

Third Indian teen raped, burned alive in a week

NEW DELHI: A third teenage girl has been raped and burned alive in a week in India, the latest brutal sexual assault to shock the country. The 16-year-old died from the burns after being set alight by a 26-year-old man who acted after the young woman said she would tell her family about the rape. Two other teenagers were victims of similar attacks a week earlier in Jharkhand state. One died and one is fighting for her life in hospital. The latest teenager was alone at her home in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh…