Indian demonstrators hold placards during a silent protest 'Not In My Name' in support of rape victims following high profile cases in Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh states, in New Delhi on April 15, 2018.
Indian police have made another arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician sparked protests across the country, federal investigators said April 15.
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3-year-old girl attacked in alleged rape
01:43 - Source: CNN
Delhi CNN  — 

A three-year-old girl is recovering in hospital after she was allegedly raped in Delhi on Sunday, exactly six years after the brutal gang rape of a student on a bus in the Indian capital ignited protests across the country.

A man has been arrested in connection with Sunday’s attack, New Delhi police announced on Twitter.

Swati Maliwal, chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, had earlier alleged that the girl had been raped.

“Today a 3 year old girl has been brutally raped in Bindapur, Delhi. She is bleeding profusely & is v critical. Am on my way to meet her,” Maliwal tweeted Sunday.

Maliwal also tweeted that neighbors caught the 40-year-old alleged perpetrator and severely beat him.

Police said they were still awaiting the results of medical tests to determine whether or not this is a case of rape. They have not released any further details.

India has been rocked by a growing number of reported child and minor rape cases in recent years.

Supporters of President of the Indian National Congress Party Rahul Gandhi hold placards in reaction to the recent rape cases in India during a rally dubbed Jan Aakrosh Rally (public outrage), in New Delhi on April 29, 2018. - The rally was Gandhi's first in the national capital since taking over as the party chief last year. The rally was called to launch a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's failures and corruption. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
7-year-old Indian girl raped with metal pipe
02:04 - Source: CNN

The 2012 gang rape on a Delhi bus of 23-year-old physiotherapy student Jyoti Singh – who later died from injuries sustained in the attack – sparked national outrage.

In the months following Singh’s death, the government passed new laws to increase penalties for sexual violence, including increasing the length of prison sentences. In April, the government passed an executive order to make the rape of a girl under 12 punishable by death penalty.