Protests in Delhi over girl’s alleged rape, murder, forced cremation Aug 05, 2021 0 389 12345 dpa New DelhiThe Delhi government on Wednesday ordered a judicial probe into the alleged rape, murder and forced cremation of a 9-year-old girl as protests over the incident continued for a fourth day in the Indian capital.Police have arrested four men including a Hindu priest at a crematorium and charged them with gang rape, murder and other charges based on information given by the parents.The girl’s parents have claimed that the 9-year-old had gone to the crematorium in the Nangloi area of Delhi to fetch water from a cooler.“When she did not return for a while they went to search for her and around that time they received a phone call saying she had been accidentally electrocuted at the crematorium while getting the water,” a senior police officer said.The girl’s mother claimed when she reached the place she found her child with bruise marks on her body and suspected she had been raped and killed.The mother told the police that the priest and the other workers at the crematorium forcibly cremated the body.When the child’s father reached the site with others and pulled the girl’s body out, most of it had been burned, making it impossible to ascertain during a post mortem whether she had been raped, police said.The girl’s parents belong to the community of Dalits or former untouchables and they make a living from begging and menial daily work.More than 100 people gathered outside the crematorium on Wednesday demanding justice for the victim.Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the family would be given financial help of 10 lakh rupees (13,485 dollars) and renowned lawyers would be appointed for the case. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Taliban claim responsibility for Kabul attack that left 8 dead Aug 05, 2021 0 428 Israel retaliates after missiles fired from Lebanon Aug 05, 2021 0 349 Tokyo’s daily COVID infections hit record high Aug 05, 2021 0 1788 Turkey warns US plan to resettle Afghans risks ‘major refugee crisis’ dpa Istanbul Turkey has criticised a US programme to help Afghans who worked in US-affiliated jobs resettle in the United States, warning that the plan would cause a “major refugee crisis” in the region. Washington .. Germany says no plans to stop deportations to Afghanistan after delay dpa Berlin There are no plans to halt deportations to Afghanistan, a German Interior Minister spokesperson said in Berlin on Wednesday, after a flight carrying deportees was cancelled at short notice. The flight, .. Brunei’s diplomat named ASEAN envoy to Myanmar Jakarta: Brunei’s top diplomat has been named as ASEAN’s special envoy to Myanmar, to help resolve the political crisis there following a military coup earlier this year, the regional bloc said on Wednesday. Erywan .. Indonesia’s COVID-19 death toll tops 100,000 Jakarta: The death toll from Covid-19 in Indonesia surpassed 100,000 as the country reported nearly 1,750 fatalities on Wednesday. About 40 percent of the coronavirus-related deaths took place since July due to the .. At least 40 dead, 33 injured in road accident in Mali Bamako: At least 40 people have been killed and 33 others injured in a road accident in Mali. The accident occurred 20 kilometres outside the city of Segou, Security Minister Daoud Mohammedine said in a brief statement on .. Ship safe off UAE after boarding group leaves, says British navy group dpa Amman A group of people who boarded a vessel near the coast of the United Arab Emirates have left the ship, a British navy group said on Wednesday, a day after it said there was a potential hijack. “Boarders have left the ..