• Wednesday, August 10, 2022

INDIA

Senior Indian scientist arrested for raping two minor girls

By: Keerthi Mohan

A senior scientist in India’s Agra has been arrested for sexually abusing two minor girls. Dr Vishnu Dutt Sharma, head of the department of microbiology at National Jalma Institute For Leprosy, reportedly raped a a five-year-old and a six-year-old girl for two months at his home. According to reports, the scientist lured the girls to his residence promising them chocolates. The incident came to light after the mother of one of the girls saw her coming out of the scientist’s home. This incident comes just days after the Narendra Modi government passed an order to make rape of children under 12 punishable…

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