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4-Year-Old Indian Rape Victim Dies

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An Indian child poses with a placard as demonstrators participate in a protest in Allahabad, April 23, 2013, following the rape of a five-year old girl in New Delhi.

An Indian child poses with a placard as demonstrators participate in a protest in Allahabad, April 23, 2013, following the rape of a five-year old girl in New Delhi.

Hostpital officials in India say a four-year-old who was raped earlier this month has died.

Officials in Nagpur say the child died Monday night from cardiac arrest.

Authorities say the child's parents found her unconscious a day after the rape in the town of Ghansour, in Madhya Pradesh state.

Indian media reports say she was taken to a local hospital, but was later airlifted to the hospital in Nagpur.

At least one person has been arrested in connection with the case.

The incident is the latest in a string of rapes that have sparked outrage in India over the treatment of women and girls, with protests first erupting in December over the savage gang rape of a 23-year-old student in the capital, New Delhi.

The kidnap and brutal rape this month of a five-year-old girl in the the capital has spurred another round of demonstrations over the high levels of sexual violence and police handling of the case.

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