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Dalit girl rape and murder: Indians protest over girl’s forced cremation

Protests are continuing for the fourth day over the alleged gang rape, murder and forced cremation of a nine-year-old girl in the Indian capital, Delhi.

The girl’s parents have accused a Hindu priest and three others of attacking her when she had gone to fetch drinking water from the crematorium’s cooler.

  • Salman Ravi
  • BBC

Her mother said the gates were shut and she was threatened when she objected to her daughter’s cremation.

Police have registered a case of gang rape and murder and arrested the men.

The girl’s parents are Dalits – formerly untouchables – who make a living by begging outside a Sufi Muslim shrine…

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