France, Aug. 5 -- The alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in a city crematorium has sparked outrage in India's capital. The incident has also put back the spotlight on lawlessness in Delhi where a woman was raped every five hours last year.

The girl's mother told police her daughter had gone to the public crematorium near their home in south-west Delhi to fetch water Sunday where she was allegedly raped, killed and burnt on a pyre without her family's consent.

The woman alleged she was called to the crematorium by four men who said the girl's organs would be stolen by doctors conducting an autopsy if she reported the child's death to the police.

"The accused should be burnt in the same way like my daughter," the mother told...