Rape of girl, 7, in Delhi school sparks protests

A bus damaged by protestors after reports of the rape of a 7-year-old girl in Delhi. Picture: Reuters

A bus damaged by protestors after reports of the rape of a 7-year-old girl in Delhi. Picture: Reuters

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VIOLENT protests have erupted in Delhi after reports that a 7-year-old girl was raped inside a school in the Indian capital.

• Girl, 7, is raped in Delhi school

• Locals protest as police investigate sexual assault

A city police spokesman said Friday that police registered a rape case and were questioning teachers and security guards at the school.

The spokesman spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized 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 last December.

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