Condition of 5-year-old Indian rape victim improves

AP , Sunday 21 Apr 2013

The health condition of an Indian 5-year-old raped girl improved, doctor says

Indian Child Rape
An Indian women activist of India main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party shouts slogans outside ruling United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s residence during a protest against the rape of a 5-year-old girl in New Delhi, India, Sunday, April 21, 2013 (Photo: AP)

A doctor says the condition of a 5-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped and tortured by a man and then left alone for two days in a locked room in India's capital has improved.

D. K. Sharma said Sunday that the girl was responding well to treatment and that her condition was stable.

Police say the girl went missing April 15 and was found two days later by neighbors who heard her crying in a room in the same New Delhi building where she lives with her family.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

For the second consecutive day, hundreds of people protested Sunday outside police headquarters, angry over allegations that police had ignored complaints by the girl's parents that she was missing.

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