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Protests build in New Delhi after child rape

Manish Bhandari / AP

Young Buddhist monks pray on Saturday for the speedy recovery of a 5-year-old girl who was raped and tortured in Delhi, India. Officials say the child is in serious condition after a man held her in a locked room in India's capital for two days. Police say the girl went missing Monday and was found Wednesday by neighbors who heard her crying in a room in the same New Delhi building where she lives with her parents.

By Devidutta Tripathy and Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters

NEW DELHI - Angry crowds demonstrated in India's capital on Saturday after a 5-year-old girl was allegedly raped, tortured and kept in captivity for 40 hours, reviving memories of last December's brutal assault that shook the country.

Police arrested a man they accuse of the attack from the eastern state of Bihar, and brought him back to New Delhi for interrogation. Doctors say the girl suffered severe injuries and bruising, including to her neck and genitalia.

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Adnan Abidi / Reuters

Demonstrators shout slogans as they try to cross a police barricade during a protest outside police headquarters in New Delhi, April 20. Hundreds of angry protesters gathered after a five year-old girl was allegedly raped and tortured, reviving memories of a brutal December assault on a woman that shook the country.


A 5-year-old girl, according to police, is wheeled into a hospital for treatment, Friday, April 19, after she was raped and tortured in New Delhi, India.