India police beat back protesters of alleged child rape
Published on Jul 21, 2014 9:36 PM
BANGALORE (AFP) - Indian police beat back angry protesters who attempted to storm the premises of a top Bangalore school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, an officer said Monday.
Several hundred activists from a student group gathered outside the school in the southern city to demand action against management whom they accuse of initially trying to hush up the case.
"We resorted to caning the activists to bring the situation under control, as some of them were attempting to pull down barricades and barge into the school premises," a police official told AFP outside Vibgyor High School.
Hundreds of enraged parents have held a series of protests in Bangalore since the alleged incident was revealed last week, as India struggles to rebuild its battered reputation over levels of sexual violence in the country.
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