The Kashmir valley also came to a halt on Monday, with protesters clashing with police and paramilitary forces at several places, and schools and businesses shut across the region.
Dozens of people were injured in the Himalayan province as government forces fired tear gas and pellet guns to quell the protests.
Hundreds of students also joined protest marches demanding justice for the victim.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Indian-controlled Kashmir today to demand the death penalty for a man who raped a 3-year-old girl, amid growing anger over sexual violence in the troubled Himalayan region.
The alleged rape took place on the evening of 8 May at a government school near the girl's house at Malikpora village in Sumbal town.
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So far, the police said, they have been treating the accused as major.
The official said that said that they received a complaint on sunday about the incident.
The protesters said the suspect is at least 20 and worked in a motor fix workshop.
Protests and demonstrations were also reported from north Kashmir districts of Baramulla, Kupwara, and Bandipora. "Now we are again demanding capital punishment for the accused, otherwise, such things will be repeated".
A police statement later Monday said that protests had spread to northern Baramulla district where 47 security personnel and seven protestors were injured in the clashes.
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The state police has constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the rape case and one person has been arrested.
Divisional commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan released a video appealing for calm. "A group of senior doctors will conduct the age test and the age of accused boy will be determined on the basis of medical test", the police said.
On Monday, allegations emerged that the principal of another school issued a certificate for the accused that he was a minor. "Times like these, Shariah law seems apt so that such paedophiles are stoned to death", Mehbooba Mufti, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir said in a tweet. What kind of a sick pervert would do this? The victim's family has demanded justice and called for the hanging of the rapist.
Another separatist leader with a wide following in Kashmir, Syed Ali Geelani, said the alleged crime was "a black stain on the social fabric" of Kashmir. "All of Kashmir stands in unison", said Mr. Farooq.
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