INDIAN POLICE HAVE arrested a second suspect in their investigation into the abduction and rape of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi last week, officials said Monday.
Pradeep Kumar was arrested at a relative’s home in the eastern state of Bihar overnight after the main accused, Manoj Kumar, said he had taken part in the shocking attack which triggered weekend protests in the Indian capital.
“The second accused was hiding in his uncle’s home. We have arrested him and we will be soon bringing him to Delhi for a joint interrogation and medical tests,” said a senior investigating officer, requesting anonymity.
News of the attack triggered new outrage over sexual crimes, reminiscent of protests that swept the capital in December after a 23-year-old student was savagely gang-raped on a moving bus. She died nearly two weeks later.