Cops probe rape of girl, 7, in New Delhi

2013-03-01 18:19
India rape protest. (Picture: AFP)

India rape protest. (Picture: AFP)

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New Delhi - Police are investigating the rape of a 7-year-old girl inside a state-run school in the Indian capital.

A Delhi police spokesperson said on Friday that police registered a rape case and were questioning teachers and security guards at the school.

The spokesperson spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

Dr Sanjay Kumar, who helped treat the girl, said she had injuries consistent with rape.

Angry mobs gathered at the hospital and threw stones at a nearby bus, shattering its windows. Police cordoned off the road and were trying to disperse the crowd.

Public anger against crimes against women exploded after the fatal gang-rape of a young woman on a New Delhi bus in December.

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