10 Aug '18, 10am

Protests after seven-year-old raped in Delhi

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Scores of angry parents protested outside a government-run school in New Delhi on Friday (Aug 10) 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 government-run childcare shelters 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 indication of sexual assault," Mr Madhur Verma, a spokesman for Delhi Police, told AFP. The 37-year-old electrician was arrested after being identified by the victim, he added. Local media reports said the suspect, who had been hired by the school just a month ago, pulled the girl into a secluded water-pump room just as she was leaving t...

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