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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 21:45:00 GMT | By IANS

Protests reach PM's house; anger spills onto Delhi streets

The protests took on political overtones with demonstrators storming the barricades outside the residences of Prime Minister and Congress president

Protests reach PM, Sonia houses; anger spills onto Delhi streets (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Outrage at the rape of a five-year-old in Delhi spilled onto the capital's streets Sunday as scores of angry protestors stormed the barricades outside the residences of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

The protests that started early morning took on political overtones towards evening. Demonstrators held rallies, squatted on the streets, scuffled with policemen and shouted slogans at many places in the capital over the rising number of rapes and demanded more and better security for women.

Since morning, scores converged outside the police headquarters at the busy ITO intersection and many sat on vigil outside the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as the anger swelled up among the people over the horrific rape and barbaric torture of the small girl, who doctors said Sunday was out of danger. The victim, the daughter of a poor labourer, is being treated at AIIMS.

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