Two-year-old Dalit girl raped in Uttar Pradesh

February 17th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) A two-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped in an Uttar Pradesh town Tuesday by an unidentified man, police said.

“The incident took place in the morning in Chajmanpur locality of Mahoba district,” Superintendent of Police R.P. Singh told IANS over telephone.

The minor was raped while she was in the fields in Mahoba, some 300 km from here. A case has been registered at the Kotwali police station, Singh said.

The girl has been admitted to hospital and is said to be in a critical condition, the official added.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NRCB), 240 rape cases against Dalit women were reported in 2006 and the number increased to 318 in 2007.

The data for 2008 is not available with the NCRB, but an NGO called the Dynamic Action Group puts the figure for the first six months of last year at 100.

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