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Second arrest made after India child rape but anger at police rises

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

Indian police personnel push a supporter of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party who was trying to cross over the barricade during a protest outside the residence of Delhi's Chief Minister Sheila Dixit in New Delhi on April 23. The police arrested a second man on Monday in connection with the rape and torture of the five-year-old girl in New Delhi. Parliament was adjourned twice amid an uproar about the crime which has rekindled popular fury at widespread sexual violence.

Saurabh Das / AP

Indian students shout slogans as they hold placards demanding stringent punishment to rapists during a protest in New Delhi, on April, 23.

By Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters

Indian police arrested a second man on Monday in connection with the rape and torture of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi, but that was not enough to halt protests at perceived police incompetence and corruption.

Neighbors say the child was abducted on Monday last week in an alley outside her home in a cramped lower middle-class neighborhood and kept captive by two men in the basement of the same building. They say they found her two days later after hearing her cries. Continue reading.

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An Indian child poses with a sign as demonstrators participate in a protest in Allahabad on April 23, following the rape of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi. A senior Indian government minister said that a new rape outrage showed that "something terrible" was happening to society as he extended an olive branch to demonstrators.