Security Guard Accused of Raping 3-Year-Old After Luring Her in with Candy

A security guard in New Dehli, India, has been arrested and accused of raping a three-year-old girl on the sixth anniversary of an Indian gang rape that ignited outrage across the country.

Police say that the girl is currently in the hospital receiving treatment and the security guard was taken into custody. She is reportedly stable. The guard was allegedly able to get her trust by offering her some sweets.

The incident comes six years after a gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a bus that led to an outpouring of outrage across the country. The incident led to the strengthening of rape laws and enforcement in India, including the introduction of the death penalty for the rape of girls under 12.

There were 40,000 rapes reported in India in 2016 and the victims were children in 40 percent of those cases, per Reuters.

Source: Guard accused of raping three-year-old on anniversary of India gang rape assault | Reuters

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