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DCW chief's fast enters Day 3, two more minors raped

IANS  |  New Delhi 

An indefinite by Commission for Women (DCW) demanding death penalty for rapists entered the third day here on Sunday even as two more minors were raped across the country.

Maliwal launched the protest at Rajghat on Friday in the wake of the horrific incidents in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao and Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua districts.

In a letter to on Thursday, she said: "I will not break my anshan (fast) until the does not (promise) the country a better system for the safety of our daughters."

As Maliwal continued her fast in Delhi, authorities in said a minor girl was gang-raped on Sunday. The incident took place at 12.30 a.m. near a railway line in the heart of Bihar's capital.

"Both the accused (Chotu Kumar and Phekan Kumar) were caught by a police patrol that heard the girl's cries for help. The girl also identified both of them," said.

In Odisha, police said a four-year-old girl was raped by a youth in district. The accused, 24-year-old Nityacharan Jena, is a neighbour.

On Friday, when the girl was playing outside, Jena lured her to his house with chocolates and raped her, according to police. The girl has been hospitalised. Her family lodged a police complaint on Saturday.

Meanwhile in Srinagar, demanded a special Assembly session to pass a bill to hand out to those convicted of raping minors.

"It is only by awarding to perpetrators of such heinous crime that incidents like Kathua and murder can be prevented in future," the former said.

has already said that will soon pass a bill for death sentence to those who minors.



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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 18:00 IST