Police arrest man for raping 9-year-old girl

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New Delhi – Indian police said Wednesday that it had arrested Gopi Mallah, 25-year old man for allegedly raping a nine year old minor girl in New Delhi on Sunday.

It said the incident happened on Sunday as the accused first lured the victim with chocolates and then raped her.

The police said the minor was battling for her life at a hospital.

Reports said that the accused had been booked under the stringer anti-rape laws.

It said the law was enacted by the Indian government in the aftermath of the brutal and fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old medical student by six men on a moving bus in the national capital in December 2012.

It said rapes were common in India. (Xinhua/NAN)

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