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Delhi residents protest after alleged rape of 14-year-old

Published on Feb 9, 2014 12:27 AM

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - An angry crowd gathered outside a Delhi police station on Saturday to protest poor policing and racist treatment of people from India's northeast after a 14-year-old girl from that part of India filed charges of rape in the capital.

The death last week of Nido Tania, a student from the northeast's Arunachal Pradesh who was alleged to have been beaten by shopkeepers, has sparked similar protests in recent days.

At least 100 protesters gathered outside the south Delhi police station where the latest case, involving a girl from the north-eastern state of Manipur, was filed on Saturday.

The victim's landlord's son has been arrested in connection with the attack, Delhi police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat told Reuters. He did not know when the attack happened.

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