Context from CNN:
India continues to grapple with the issue of sexual assault following the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape — a particularly brutal case that resulted in protests and a renewed debate around the status of women in the nation.
Despite attempts by the government to increase penalties for sexual assault, the number of reported rapes rose by 50% between 2011 and 2016.
India has a grim record of sexual assaults on minors, with 20,000 cases of rape or sexual assaults reported in 2015, according to government data reported by Agence France-Press.
In May, the high court allowed a 10-year-old from the northern state of Haryana who had been raped to abort her fetus at nearly 21 weeks into the pregnancy.
A 10-year-old Indian rape victim who gave birth in August was raped by two of her uncles, police said.
Police in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh will file charges against the second suspect, the younger brother of the uncle already charged with rape.
The search for a second suspect was initiated after forensic tests failed to show a match between the DNA of the girl’s baby and samples taken from the first uncle.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
India (IN) is estimated to have a population of 1,308.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.3% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 87.3 million.