Fourth day of Protests After 9-year-old girl Allegedly Raped and Murdered in Indian capital


Fourth day of Protests After 9-year-old girl Allegedly Raped and Murdered in Indian capital

Hundreds of people protested in the Indian capital Delhi on Wednesday for the fourth day straight, as outrage continues to build over the alleged rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl from one of India's most oppressed castes.

Protesters marched holding signs that demanded accountability for the girl's death. "We want justice," they chanted, with placards that read: "Justice for India's daughter."
The parents of the 9-year-old girl attended the protests as well, sitting on a makeshift stage with supporters from their village. The girl's mother sobbed and screamed, at times calling out for her daughter to "come back."
The 9-year-old girl -- a member of the Dalit community, the most oppressed group in India's Hindu system of caste hierarchy -- had gone to fetch water from a Delhi crematorium on Sunday, according to Ingit Pratap Singh, a senior Delhi Police official, citing a statement from the victim's mother.
After the girl did not return for half an hour, the crematorium's priest, 55-year-old Radhey Shyam, called the mother and showed her the body of her deceased daughter, said Singh.
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