Published On: Wed, Aug 14th, 2013

India: Seven year old girl raped in train restroom, perpetrator still at large

A 7-year-old Indian girl was lured away from her mother this past weekend and raped by a “family friend” in a train bathroom.



The horrible crime comes after reports of rapes on two young children in April  and June were reported and as the country deals with widespread outrage over the rash of violence against women, including the 23-year-old student who was gang raped on a bus and later died last year.

Railway police superintendent K.C. Agrawal told CNN that the girl was tempted by a man in a park in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh state.

The NY Daily News reports the girl told police that a man had followed her to the toilet compartment of the train early Saturday morning. He allegely forced her inside a stall, raped her, wrapped her in cloth, then dumped her bleeding body at the Bilaspur railway station.

The alleged attacker, around age 40, remains at large.

The issue of rape in India got traction late last year after the gang rape of a New Delhi college student who later died in a Singapore hospital.

Her case focused the nation’s attention and anger on sex crimes. An outcry quickly grew over reportedly widespread harassment of women in public.

Demonstrators took to the streets to call for stricter laws on sexual assault and changes in cultural attitudes toward women.



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