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Indian protesters demand arrests in child rape case

Published on Jul 19, 2014 10:03 PM
 
Indian parents of school children along with activists of various child rights organisations protest against school management over the recent sexual harassment of a 6-year-old schoolgirl, in Bangalore on July 19, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday, July 19, 2014, to demand arrests in the case of a six-year-old girl allegedly raped in a school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore. -- PHOTO: AFP

BANGALORE, India (AFP) - Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday to demand arrests in the case of a six-year-old girl allegedly raped in a school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

Two staff members at the private school are accused of the rape on July 2, the latest in a string of sexual attacks that have stirred national outrage in India.

Parents accused school authorities of trying to shield suspects and "hush up the criminal act".

"The school management is trying to protect the accused as it failed to register a case when the (child) told her class teacher," Nandish Reddy, a parent, told AFP.

 
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