Girl, six, dies after being raped in India: Parents lay child’s body in the street in protest demanding the arrest of negligent police officials
A six-year-old rape victim has died in hospital ten days after being attacked, sparking furious protests in India which saw her family lay the girl's body in the street.
The girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her cousin while she was at home in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state.
She was being treated at a hospital in Delhi but succumbed to her injuries today, October 6.
Her death comes amid widespread demonstrations over the death of a 19-year-old woman following an alleged gang-rape in September.
In an act of protest, the distraught family placed the girl's body on a road in India's Sadabad region and demanded the arrest of negligent police personnel.
Police arrested the accused, Radharaman Pandey, 30, on the same day as the attack, according to Times of India.
The girl was left at home to look after her siblings while her parents worked, the website reports.
While her siblings were outside, Pandey - who was already acquainted with the children - allegedly assaulted the girl inside her home.
A neighbour heard the girl shouting and summoned the girl's mother who alerted the local police.
Pandey was taken into custody soon after, and the girl was taken to hospital.
According to english.jagran.com officer Aligarh Muniraj - the Station House Officer of Iglas - has been suspended for laxity in arresting the accused.
Senior officials have reportedly gone to the site of the protests in an attempt to calm the demonstrations.
India is one of the world's most dangerous places for women, with a rape occurring on average every 15 minutes based on federal data.
An average of nearly 90 rapes were reported in India every day last year, according to data by the National Crime Records Bureau, but large numbers are thought to go unreported.
India's 200 million low-caste Dalits have long faced discrimination, and campaigners say attacks have increased during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Peter, York, United States
RIP little girl, I hope that the next life works out better for you.
Bettina , Strasbourg , France
India. What an awful, horrific place for babies, for little girls and women. Absolutely disgusting and cruel.
Mick H 57, Weymouth, United Kingdom
You have to have a severe screw loose to find a six year old a suitable sexual partner. As far as the police are concerned the girls' family are not important enough for them to bother investigating.
Code1, The Land of Nod, United Kingdom
Too much of this going on especially in India.
Uttar Pradesh again....someone needs to sort the men of this area out - what a hell hole this must be and god help the children of this area they are surrounded by perverts and monsters
Bellabanana, Near here, United Kingdom
Oh god, that poor little girl. Heartbreaking xx
sarajm, Thorpe, United Kingdom
May the baby child rest in gentle peace and the rapist suffer and suffer.
WiseLilOwl, Melbourne, Australia
India really needs to introduce death penalty for crime against children and life sentences for heinous crime against women. This happened too often
Bilan, Toronto, Canada
What monster would do this to an innocent child? RIP little angel.
adriankl, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Why is rape of children so common in India?
klp86, Devon, United Kingdom
Poor child I hate this world. How can you be so cruel
lynn1968, Down South, United States
Hope the pig that did this rots in hell.
Sheraaa, London, United Kingdom
What is wrong with certain fractions of males in India. These constant raping of children is abhorrent and atrocious. Yet these men/boys who commit these crime are seldom punished.
Scarp78, southampton, United Kingdom
90 rapes a day in India? How horrendous but the rapes involving little children are sickening. What kind of society accepts this? Maybe time for chemical castration as in Kazakhstan.
MOAR, Cardiff, United Kingdom
India is becoming a shameful country with this horrific behaviour and it's apparent acceptance by the authorities.
JOOLS 2, ashington, United Kingdom
A tiny girl her injuries must have been horrific. The lad needs killing
Ozandproud, Gold Coast, Australia
Apparently every 15 seconds a child or woman is attacked or raped! What a barbaric country with no leadership!
Tony, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Death can be the only true sentence for scum like this
VenezuelanSmile, Norway, Norway
Hang the culprits, death sentence is the only deterrent for this atrocities
Tigger 00066, Uk, United Kingdom