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A manhunt has been launched in order to find the men who raped and killed three sisters in New Delhi, ages 5 to 11, police said Thursday.
The sisters were missing after school on February 14 and the bodies were found in the Bhandara district about 630 miles south of New Delhi, according to The Associated Press.
The mother of the three girls accused police of not doing their job, saying, “The police did not take the case seriously and did nothing for two days.”
One police officer was already suspended for this reason, according to the Detroit Free Press.
On Wednesday, villagers in the area were so upset by this they burned tires, closed shops and blocked the national highway for a number of hours.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has reportedly sent one million rupees which is equivalent to $18,300 to the family for their loss.
Since December 16, when a young woman was raped in New Delhi in a moving bus, the laws have been changed to protect women. The punishment for rape has increase from 10 years to 20 years maximum in jail as well as the death penalty for extreme cases.