5-Yr-Old Dalit Girl Dies After Suspected Rape in Ahmednagar

A case of rape and culpable homicide not amounting to murder has been registered against unidentified culprits.

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A five-year-old Dalit girl died after allegedly being raped in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, police said Sunday, 2 December.

The incident, which took place at Karegaon village, 58 km from Ahmednagar, led to protests by Dalit organisations in parts of the district.

According to the police, the girl and her sister went outside their home to relieve themselves on Saturday afternoon, 1 December.

After they returned, the girl suddenly took ill.

She was taken to Kamgar Hospital at Shrirampur where she was declared dead, said Sub Divisional Police Officer Somnath Waghchaure.

The doctors informed the police that the girl could have been sexually assaulted as there were small injuries to her private parts.

Police sent the body for autopsy and registered a case of rape and culpable homicide not amounting to murder under the IPC against unidentified culprits, the police officer said.

The girl's parents are daily wagers.

Dalit organisations gave a call for shut-down in Shrirampur on Sunday to protest the incident. Many shops and commercial establishments in the town remained closed.

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