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Seven-year-old girl raped, murdered in India: Report

Published on Jan 12, 2013 6:29 AM
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NEW DELHI (AFP) - A seven-year-old girl was raped and murdered in a village in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India, police said on Friday, according to a report.

The United News of India said the girl had been abducted and attacked by a youth in the village of Harpur, in the state's Sonebhadra district, late on Thursday and that police had detained the suspect.

The rape-murder occurred as five men are standing trial for the gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi on a private bus as she tried to return home from the cinema with her boyfriend.

The victim died in a Singapore hospital 13 days after the attack, which triggered mass protests across India over the treatment of women and the rising incidence of sex crimes.