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India’s daughters under attack: Minor girl raped by uncle in Uttar Pradesh

By oneindia staff

Lucknow, June 8: While the entire nation was hooked to the political tsunami caused by former President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters in Nagpur, Maharashtra on Thursday, a 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her uncle in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.

The police shared the details about the heinous crime with the media on Thursday.

According to a complaint lodged by the girl's father, she was raped by her 21-year-old uncle on Wednesday, circle officer Hariram told reporters.

minor rape

The accused lured the minor girl from her house and took her to a nearby place, the official said. The victim was sent for medical examination, he added.

In the last few months, cases of rapes of minor girls have been reported from almost every corner of the country with mind-boggling frequency. Angry citizens of the country protested on roads in various parts of the country over the horrific rape cases reported from Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao in April.

Both the cases caught the attention of the nation because of its barbarity and open support for the accused from a section of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). After its "studied silence" over crimes against women, especially minor girls, the Narendra Modi government approved the ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping girls under 12 in April.

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