Delhi minor rape: Protests on high, No danger to rape victim’s life

New Delhi, 21st April: Protests on high at Delhi, as the national capital continued to witness of rising rape cases, reports on Sunday claimed that the five-year-old girl ‘Gudiya’ was gang-raped by two people.

The accused – Manoj Kumar, who was arrested yesterday from Bihar, said to police that his accomplice Pradip Kumar was also involved in the horrendous incident.

A senior police official said they will investigate whether any other person is involved in the incident either in raping the girl or helping the accused Manoj Kumar, who was arrested from Bihar, flee from the capital after the incident on April 15.

Rape accused Manoj Kumar retracts from his earlier statement, says he didn’t rape the girl.

Protests on high:-

Protest rose against Delhi police and the government in the national capital.

Protesters gave vent to their anger at the rising rapes. Delhi, which has earned the unflattering sobriquet of rape capital, has seen 393 rapes in the first three months of the year compared to 152 in the same period last year.

Students, women activists and members of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student’s wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, laid siege outside the Police headquarters in the heart of the capital from early morning, shouting slogans and waving banners.

The restive crowd soon moved to AIIMS, while another batch of protesters moved to union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s house in Krishna Menon Marg in central Delhi and raised slogans against the deteriorating law and order situation.

The Protesters also gathered outside Sonia Gandhi’s residence, Police Headquarters and AIIMS. Heavy security deployed outside Sonia Gandhi, Sheila Dikshit and Sushilkumar Shinde residences.

India Gate is vacated as Section 144, which prohibits the gathering of groups of people, is imposed in the area even as small protest is held outside Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s residence at 10 Janpath.

Delhi Police detain some female protesters.

Minor is stable:-

The five-year-old rape victim is conscious and talking to parents, doctors and nurses. There is no danger to rape victim’s life, says an AIIMS doctor.

Doctors at AIIMS in an evening bulletin said the girl’s condition was stable and she was recovering.

Medical Superintendent DK Sharma said they had carried out a procedure to divert her stools as her private parts had suffered grievous injuries and were badly damaged.

The safety, security and status of women in our society are a matter of concern, says PM.

Bureau Report

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