A year-old girl in India was raped , sprayed with kerosene, and set on fire, in the second such case in the country this week. The brutal incident occurred on Friday, the same day another teenage girl, a year-old, was raped and burned to death in the same state. The two attacks are the latest in a string of rape cases that have caused widespread outrage across India. The gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Jammu and Kashmir state brought thousands out into the streets seeking justice. The case is going to the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Contact us at editors time. In this photograph taken on May 5, , Indian relatives mourn following the rape and murder of a year-old girl on May 3,in Chatra district of the Indian state of Jharkhand. By Casey Quackenbush.
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The gang rape of a veterinary doctor whose body was set on fire and dumped under a bridge has sent shockwaves through India , with hundreds of women taking to the streets in protest. The charred body of the year-old woman was found on the outskirts of the southern city of Hyderabad on Wednesday night. CCTV footage, police reports and witness accounts suggest the attack had been premeditated. She was allegedly dragged to an uninhabited scrubland near the motorway that was hidden from the road by bushes, where she was smothered to muffle her screams and raped by the men. It is believed they then suffocated her. Her body was then put into a truck and taken to a motorway underpass, where the men set it alight and dumped it at around 2am. Her body was found at 5am by a resident of nearby Chatanpally village who noticed smoke. The body was wrapped in a blanket and had been doused with kerosene. The case has prompted revulsion across India, with many comparing it to the brutal gang rape and murder of a student on a bus in Delhi in , which prompted thousands of women to take to the streets and resulted in a change in the law around what constitutes sexual crimes.
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Please refresh the page and retry. A year-old rape victim is in critical condition after being set on fire by a group of men, including two of her alleged rapists, as she made her way to court in northern India on Thursday. It came after thousands took to the streets of several cities on Monday to protest the brutal rape and murder of a year-old vet in Hyderabad and called for the rape cases to be fast-tracked and for rapists to be given tougher punishments.