Another Horrific Rape Incident Shames Delhi As 12-Yr-Old Sexually Assaulted, Battling For Life At AIIMS

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Another Horrific Rape Incident Shames Delhi As 12-Yr-Old Sexually Assaulted, Battling For Life At AIIMS

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New Delhi: Almost seven years after the brutal gang-rape of a five-year-old girl who was left to die in a locked room by two men, the national capital is again witnessing crime of similar brutality as 12-year-old now battles for her life at the All India Institution of Medical Science (AIIMS) hospital. ALSO READ | Official Document Admitting Chinese Intrusion Along Ladakh LAC Vanishes From Defence Ministry Website

According to reports, the minor girl was brutally attacked allegedly with a sharp object after being sexually assaulted by an unknown person in Outer Delhi’s Paschim Vihar on Tuesday evening. The accused is still at large.

The incident came to light when a passerby noticed the girl who was lying in a pool of blood. The minor was earlier admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital where a team of doctors referred her to AIIMS after evaluating her injuries.

The medical condition of the minor girl is said to be serious. The inhumane incident has triggered a massive outrage and people are demanding immediate action and arrest of the accused. The girl was assaulted when she was alone at home. Her parents are daily wagers.

Police have lodged a case against the unknown attacker under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and Section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC. As the 12-year-old struggles to survive the trauma and physical and sexual assault, the Delhi Police has formed several teams to identify and arrest the accused.

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Visits AIIMS to enquire about condition of victim:

After the massive outrage by the people, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took cognisance of matter and visited AIIMS on Thursday to enquire about the health condition of the 12-year-old girl. After visiting the hospital, Kejriwal announced that his government will provide a financial compensation of Rs 10 lakh to her family.

While speaking to reports outside AIIMS, the chief minister said the condition of the girl was serious, adding that he spoke to Police Commissioner S N Srivastava, who told him that the police are trying to nab the accused.

He said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government will ensure strict punishment for the accused by engaging the best lawyers in the case.

“Doctors are doing their best to save her life. Her condition is very serious. We hope that she recuperates and gets discharged from the hospital. The government will provide a Rs 10-lakh compensation to the girl’s family,” Kejriwal said.

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Nirbhaya’s mother again calls for need to instant justice in rape cases:

Reacting sharply over the heinous crime,  the mother of the December 16, 2012 gang-rape victim ‘Nirbhaya’ said there is “no fear of law in the criminals” and “instant justice” is needed to deal with them.

“The brutal sexual assault on a minor girl in Delhi’s Paschim Vihar is an example of the brazenness of the criminals who did not even spare a child inside her house. The culprits should be brought to book immediately,” Asha Devi said while speaking to news agency IANS.

Nirbhaya’s mother said she was shocked to read the ordeal of the 12-year-old in a newspaper on Thursday.

Asha Devi, who struggled for years to bring to justice the rapists and murderers of her daughter, said: “I know how it feels for a mother when her child is in the hospital struggling to survive after a gruesome sexual assault. I struggled for almost eight years for justice to my daughter. I did not rest nor leave the case until finally the convicts were hanged.”

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DWC Chairman Swati Maliwal accuses Delhi Police for delay in arresting the accused:

Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal visited the girl at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here and accused the police of delay in arresting the accused. She said the girl’s condition was serious and doctors were not sure whether she would survive.

“The girl has multiple head fractures and bite marks all over her body. She has been brutally assaulted to the extent that every body part has injury marks,” Maliwal said.

Despite the brutal nature of the assault, two days have passed since the incident and the police have not arrested the accused yet, she pointed out. “I am summoning the DCP. I am going to ask him about the investigation,” Maliwal said.

A reminder of 2013 ‘Gudiya’ gang-rape case:

The heinous act has brought back the tragic memories of April 15, 2013, when two men had shoved objects into a 5-year-old’s private parts and abandoned her in a room, believing her to be dead. The child was rescued 40 hours later.

A Delhi court in January this year sentenced the two men to 20 years in jail and also granted Rs 11 lakh as compensation to the survivor, who was given the name ‘Gudiya’ after the incident.

Crimes against women despite such strict measures have not shown any significant decline. This year till June 30 a total of 636 cases of rape have been reported in the capital. Also, the Delhi Police data shows that till June 30, a total of 1,161 women have reportedly been kidnapped in Delhi.

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