A five-year-old girl has died two weeks after being raped in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. At least one person has been arrested in connection with the attack. The young girl was found unconscious at a farm earlier this month, and was initially taken to a local hospital before being airlifted to Nagpur in neighboring Maharashtra state two days later.
Following news of the girl's death, opposition Congress Party activists in Madhya Pradesh held a rally in the state capital Bhopal and burned an effigy of the state's chief minister.
This is the latest in a spate of similar cases. Earlier this month, the rape and abduction of another five-year-old girl in Delhi sparked protests. She is said to be recovering slowly after she was kidnapped, raped, tortured and abandoned in a locked room for more than 48 hours, rescued only after neighbors heard her cries. Two men have been held over the incident.