Thousands of people took to the streets in central India demanding the death penalty for assailants who raped a seven-year-old girl lured away from school as she waited to be picked up by her parents.
Two men have been arrested for the crime in the city.The victim was hospitalized but is recovering.Police said. CCTV footage, accessed from nearby shops, showed her walking away with one of the accused.
Police later found the victim unconscious in nearby bushes.Nearly 40 percent of India’s rape victims are children. And the 40,000 reported rapes in 2016 marked a 60 percent increase.