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Delhi, rape capital? 393 rape cases in first three months this year

IANS  New Delhi, April 20, 2013
First Published: 19:09 IST(20/4/2013) | Last Updated: 19:33 IST(20/4/2013)

The five-year-old Delhi girl, brutalised by a neighbour earlier this week, is the fifth minor to have fallen prey to rapists this month. In many of the 393 rapes since January 1, the accused were known to the victims, police records show.

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The minor was abducted on April 15 and kept hostage by her neighbour for two days without food and water and repeatedly raped in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar, police said.

Accused Manoj Kumar, 25, was arrested from a village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district early Saturday, police said.

The girl, rescued Wednesday, is undergoing treatment in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

According to police records, a two-and-half year girl was raped by a 25-year-old man in west Delhi's Najafgarh on April 18.

Accused Rajdhir has been arrested.

Another five-year-old girl, studying in lower kindergarten, was sodomised by her teacher in the school premises in east Delhi's Jagatpuri area April 17.

Accused Pramod, 32, was arrested, police said.

A 15-year-old Class 10 student was also gangraped on April 17 in east Delhi.

One of the accused was related to her, police said.

Three accused abducted the Class 10 girl from New Ashok Nagar area while she was on her way to school and gangraped.

One of the accused, Pradeep, 28, has been arrested. Co-accused Rahul and Amit are absconding, police said.

In west Delhi's Sultanpuri area, a 10-year-old girl playing outside her home was lured away by neighbour Rakesh Kaushal into a stationary bus and raped in April 14.

Kaushal was arrested, police said.

Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said: "A total of 393 cases of rape have been reported between January 1 and March 31."

From January 1, 2012 to Decemebr 15, 2012, a total of 661 rapes were reported in the capital, according to police records.


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