The girl was on board the Howrah-Amritsar Express to Punjab but apparently entered the wrong carriage by mistake which was reserved for the army staff, according to Social workers found her unconscious on the train, after two men followed her to the toilet.She was scheduled to undergo a medical test to confirm the rape allegations.The ruling was praised by rights advocates, who noted it coincided with International Day of the Girl Child on Oct. “The judgment is a step forward in protecting girls from abuse and exploitation, irrespective of their marital status,” Divya Srinivasan of gender-equality group Equality Now told Reuters.

A 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro was drugged and raped by about 30 men, who then posted a video of the attack to social media, in a crime that has shocked Brazil.

The alleged victim, her identity hidden, has now spoken about her ordeal.

“He is easily taken advantage of and needs the protection of the state,” Judge Zaidan said.

The judge also told the state solicitor he had “serious concerns” for the welfare of the accused and that he did not think the boy “understands what is going on.” The teenager has been remanded on bail over the criminal damage charges.

India’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that sex with an underage wife constitutes rape, in a landmark ruling that campaigners say could affect millions of girls.

The decision overturned a previous clause that permitted men to have sex with a married girl as young as 15, the reports.

The response to the victim's complaint has also provoked outrage.

The initial police reaction has been labelled insensitive.

Domestic abuse is even more widespread, affecting 40% of married women between the ages of 15 and 49, and 70% of child brides, according to government statistics cited by Reuters.

A group of Indian army personnel gang reportedly raped a 14-year-old girl on a train after forcing her to drink alcohol and following her to the toilet.

“A minor girl who is already married, almost always with the consent of her parents, will not usually have the courage to go to the police or court and file a case against her husband,” said the BBC’s Geeta Pandey.