Lucknow, Apr 19: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Siddharthnagar in Uttar Pradesh late on Wednesday night by a man who is from the same village. The crime took place in the Chilhiya Police Station limits when the little girl went out to see a ‘baaraat’ procession reportedly. The accused has been arrested and investigation is underway.Also Read - Terrorist Linked to Jaish-e-Mohammed, Tasked to Kill Nupur Sharma, Arrested: UP Police

This comes days after a seven-year-old child was allegedly raped while she had gone to attend a wedding in Etah in Uttar Pradesh.  The police said that the child was choked to death after the rape. The incident was reported from the Kotwali area and the girl was reportedly lured from a wedding function near Mandi Samiti in Shitalpur area. Her body was recovered late on Monday. Also Read - 4 Dead, Several Feared Drowned as Boat Capsizes in UP’s Banda; Search Ops Underway

There has been outrage across the country over sexual crimes against little girls and women in the past few days. With the Unnao and Kathua rape cases making headlines, protests have been taking place in different parts of the country demanding strictest punishment, death penalty for the perpetrators of such crimes. Also Read - 'Aisa Khana Jaanwar Bhi Nahi Khayenge': UP Cop Breaks Down Over Bad Food Quality | WATCH

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly drugged, raped and killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua in January this year. The police in its chargesheet said that the girl was allegedly abducted, drugged and kept in a temple for days where she was raped. The chargesheet said that she was later killed and dumped in a forest near the temple.

In Surat, a girl’s body was recovered from the bushes near a ground about ten days ago. The little girl’s body bore 86 injury marks. The girl was in the 9-11 years age group. The doctor who conducted the postmortem on her body said the nature of injuries hinted at the child being held captive, tortured and raped before being killed. A couple from Andhra Pradesh identified the girl as their daughter and said that she had gone missing in October last year.