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4-Year-Old Indian Rape Victim Dies

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.
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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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by: Manjit Singh from: USA
April 30, 2013 5:44 PM
The modern India which was once a land of sages and saint is sadly becoming a land of rapists, killers and thugs which trample on rights of women, children, minorities everyday and yet the Western media thinks of Indians as Gandhi who himself may have been a womenizer becasue he liked sleeping with younger women in his old age. Ask any Sikh about the rapists and killers of innocent Sikhs in 1984 and throughout 1990's in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal and other places. Ask any Muslim about rapists and killers in Kashmir and Gujrat states. Ask any Christian about killers and rapists of Christians including nuns from early 2000s thru 2008.These killers, rapists and looters not only roam freely but are even given plump posts in Government, educational and political insititutions of India. Ask any low caste Dalit about rapes and killings of women, girls and children everyday.


by: Dolak from: Sebria
April 30, 2013 7:06 AM
Hang the man

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by: Robin from: Georgia, USA
May 07, 2013 10:35 PM
This should not be tolerated. Countries that do business with India should institute immediate sanctions. Such sanctions should not let up until the governement has reduced these incidences drastically. Those convicted of these heinous crimes should be swiftly put to death.

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