ALSO READDCW chief's hunger strike enters third day DCW chief's fast enters Day 3, two more minors raped Kathua, Unnao rape case: DCW chief indefinite hunger strike enters second day Maliwal to go on indefinite hunger strike seeking death penalty for child rapists Kathua, Unnao rape case: DCW chief on indefinite hunger strike
While Maliwal launched the protest at the Rajghat here on Friday to protest the rape incidents in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao and Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua districts, the rapes of two more minors were reported on Sunday.
By evening, the DCW Chairperson tweeted: "The police initially asked me to vacate the place. Now the DCP has come with entire police force with a false doctors' report saying my life is in danger. But I can run for 5 km. They will forcibly pick me up in the night. They are not allowing me to consult a private doctor. What is the fear @narendramodi?"
In an earlier tweet, Maliwal sought the support of political leaders, organisations and social workers saying her campaign was neither targeted against nor in favour of any individual, organisation or party. "This fast is for a society free from any exploitation of women and children. My demand is death penalty for rapists of minors within six months," she said.
Authorities in Patna said a minor girl was gang-raped around 12.30 a.m. on Sunday near the railway tracks in the heart of Bihar's capital.
In Odisha, police said a four-year-old girl was raped by a youth in Balasore district. The accused, 24-year-old Nityacharan Jena, is a neighbour.
Meanwhile, in Srinagar, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah demanded a special Jammu and Kashmir Assembly session to pass a bill to hand out capital punishment to those convicted of raping minors.
"It is only by awarding capital punishment to perpetrators of such heinous crime that incidents like Kathua rape and murder can be prevented in future," the former Chief Minister said.
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