New protests have erupted in Delhi after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted at her school. The BBC reports:
Police used batons to break up angry crowds outside a hospital where the girl had been taken for treatment.
Teachers and security guards at the government school are being questioned over the alleged assault, police said.
The gang rape and murder of a student on a Delhi bus in December sparked protests across India.
Hundreds of people gathered to protest outside the Sanjay Gandhi hospital in the Mangolpuri area of northeast Delhi as news of the alleged sex attack in a local school spread.
Protesters attacked buses and pelted police with stones.
If the perpetrator is arrested, he or she could face the newly-approved harsher sentencing laws of twenty years in prison and death penalty in select cases. These protests come just a day after the Indian parliament was in uproar over the rape and murder of three sisters, all of them under the age of 12.