Hundreds protest in Delhi over sex assault on schoolgirl
NEW DELHI (AFP) - Hundreds of protesters clashed with police on Friday outside a New Delhi hospital where a seven-year-old victim of sexual assault was admitted earlier in the day, a police official said.
Angry youths hurled stones at buses and police, who then used batons to break up the demonstration outside the hospital which is located in a low-income neighbourhood, India's NDTV channel reported.
"The protesters were angry over the assault on the little girl and were demanding that police act against the culprit," the police official told AFP.
The official, who asked not to be identified, said the second-grader was sexually assaulted on Friday morning while at school.