What can be termed as another act of shame and barbaric act, just a few days after the barbaric act of the killing of a 3-year-old girl from Aligarh, another act of child abuse has occurred?

As per the Times of India article, Varanasi: Minor girl allegedly raped (Archive link), A 9-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by a youth, who was caught red-handed by the family, in Rajmandir locality under Kotwali police station area.

Family members of the girl reached Kotwali police station with the girl and also accused as Shahnawaz. Noting it police lodged a FIR under section 376 (rape), 511 (punishable offense) of IPC, 325 SC/ST Act and 7/8 POSCO and sent the girl for medical examination.

As per the news, Shahnawaz took the girl to his place and allegedly raped her. Later when the girl started to cry, he pushed her outside the room. Knowing about the incident, the family took the girl to the police station.

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