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Rape of seven-year-old girl sparks angry protests in India

MUMBAI: Thousands of people took to the streets in central India this week demanding the death penalty for assailants who raped a seven-year-old girl lured away from school as she waited to be picked up by her parents. Two men have been arrested for the crime in the city of Mandsaur, police said. The victim was hospitalised but is recovering, doctors said. Following rise in rape cases across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government introduced the death penalty for rape of girls under 12 and increased the…