Three children raped and murdered at weddings Apr 21, 2018 0 64 12345 dpaNew DelhiThree girls who were attending weddings in India were allegedly raped before being murdered, police said on Friday, amid growing anger over sexual attacks on minors in the South Asian country.A 9-year-old who was attending a function in Uttar Pradesh state's Etah district was sexually assaulted and strangled by one of the cooks hired to prepare food, area police chief Ajay Bhadauria said. The accused drew the girl away from the function to an isolated place where he committed the crime, Bhadauria said.The girl's body was found in the small hours of Friday and the accused had been arrested, Bhadauria added. Medical tests to confirm the sexual assault were being conducted.In a similar crime in the same district on Wednesday, a 7-year-old girl was taken away from a wedding by an inebriated staff members from the tent-decorators, raped and murdered, police said.Also, on Wednesday, an 11-year-old girl was raped and murdered at a wedding in Kabirdham district in the central state of Chhattisgarh, police said. The 25-year-old man, who was arrested, admitted to raping the girl and bashing her head with a stone, local police said.The child rape-murders have been reported as the Indian government faces public anger over the recent cases of rape of young girls.In Uttar Pradesh, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by a ruling party lawmaker, while an 8-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. There were more than 36,000 cases of rape, sexual assault and similar offences against children recorded in 2016, according to the government. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES 'Bacteria in migratory vultures gaining resistance to antibiotics in India' Apr 21, 2018 0 23 Opposition presses on with bid to impeach CJI Apr 21, 2018 0 18 HC overturns conviction of ex-minister over Naroda Patiya carnage in Gujarat Apr 21, 2018 0 20 Karnataka CM files nomination Bengaluru Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Janata Dal-Secular state President HD Kumaraswamy were among those who filed their nominations on Friday for the May 12 Assembly elections, taking the total .. Naidu on day-long fast to protest 'injustice' to A-P Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who turned 68 on Friday, began his day-long fast to protest what he calls the injustice being meted out to the state by the Central government. Naidu .. Nine states/UTs warned of rough seas over 2 days Chennai Nine coastal states and islands have been warned about rough seas over the next two days, a senior Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)official said on Friday. "There is no change in our .. PM must pay more attention to women: IMF chief United Nations International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian authorities should pay more attention to women's issues in the aftermath .. Centre proposes death penalty for children's rapists IANS New Delhi The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it is proposing the death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12. The proposal has come in the backdrop of nationwide .. Police probe fire at Rohingya camp in Delhi Reuters NEW DELHI Indian police are investigating a fire that destroyed a Rohingya Muslim settlement in New Delhi last weekend after a Twitter user claimed responsibility for setting the blaze. The fire started early on .. Aamir envisions a drought-free Maharashtra in five years IANS Pune Bollywood star Aamir Khan, who leads NGO Paani Foundation, hopes Maharashtra is drought-free and doesn't need such a platform after the next five years. Set up in 2016 by the team of the TV series"Satyamev .. 3 held for rape, murder of 9-year-old Surat girl IANS Gandhinagar Three persons, including the main perpetrator, involved in the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in Surat have been arrested, the Gujarat government said on Friday. Minister of State for Home ..