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Violent protests in Delhi over sexual assault of seven-year-old girl

Incensed crowds held protests outside the Sanjay Gandhi hospital in Delhi, where a seven-year-old girl is being treated for sexual assault.

Crowds threw stones and damaged a number of buses, in protest at the horrific incident. Three suspects have been detained.

Image from protests in January over the Delhi gangrape: Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

Image from protests in January over the Delhi gangrape: Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

“The victim was raped by a man inside the school campus yesterday. Her parents approached us this morning and a case has been registered. The victim could not tell us anything about the attacker", said police officials to PTI.

The seven-year-old girl is believed to have been raped outside her school in Mongolpuri in north-west Delhi last evening and it came to light this morning when the parents of the victims approached the police and lodged a complaint.

Enraged over the incident, locals staged protests in the locality of the school as well as near the hospital. As the protests turned violent, police used batons to disperse the crowd.

Some government-run buses and private vehicles were damaged in the incident.

Police have been deployed in large numbers to ensure no untoward situation in the locality.

Television reports said that the parents had only got to know of the incident when the child had refused to go to school.

A government hospital had confirmed sexual assault, and according to some reports the child had been repeatedly raped.

With inputs from PTI