Arrests over rapes of infants in India
Two 17-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with the rape of a two-and-ahalf year old girl in west Delhi, Indian police said.
The pair were detained after police questioned residents of the neighbourhood where the girl was raped.
Separately three men have been arrested over the gang rape of a five-year-old in the east of the Indian capital.
There was outrage over India’s perceived inability to combat sexual violence.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accused the federal government, which controls policing, of not doing enough to protect children.
The two-and-a-half year old was abducted on Friday and later found dumped in a park, bleeding profusely. Both of the accused are known to the girl’s family, police said.
She and the five-year-old, who police said was lured to a neighbour’s house before being raped, are undergoing medical treatment but are believed to be out of danger.