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Wednesday 20 June 2018

Outcry in India following rape of eight month old baby

Members of All India Students Association (AISA) shout slogans as they hold placards during a protest outside police headquarters in New Delhi, India, October 18, 2015. EUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
Members of All India Students Association (AISA) shout slogans as they hold placards during a protest outside police headquarters in New Delhi, India, October 18, 2015. EUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A rape of an eight-month old baby has sparked an outcry in India.

The infant, who was allegedly raped by her 28-year-old cousin, underwent a three-hour operation and remains in a critical condition after her ordeal.

A man has been arrested in connection with the crime.

The incident occurred in New Delh.

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal described her injuries as "horrific".

Ms Maliwal visited the girl in hospital and tweeted that the girl could be heard crying in the intensive care unit.

"Her heart-rending cries could be heard in the intensive-care unit of the hospital. She has horrific injuries in her internal organs," she tweeted.

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