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Sandeep Dikshit heckled by Delhi rape protestors

PTI  New Delhi, April 19, 2013
First Published: 15:10 IST(19/4/2013) | Last Updated: 15:55 IST(19/4/2013)

The rape of a five-year-old girl allegedly by her neighbour after holding her captive for four days on Friday resulted in protests in east Delhi even as police launched a hunt for the accused.

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The victim is battling for life in a hospital.

Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit was heckled when he reached Swami Dayanand Hospital to see the victim, according to media reports.

The incident was reported from Gandhi Nagar yesterday (Thursday) and the accused allegedly held the girl captive for four days and sexually assaulted her resulting in serious injuries to the victim's private parts.

Scores of people protested outside the hospital where the girl is undergoing treatment.

Doctors at Swami Dayanand Hospital treating the girl said the victim suffered serious injuries to her private parts resulting in serious infection. The girl is in Intensive Care Unit.

They said the child's condition is very critical and some foreign objects were found inside her.

The victim's family alleged that police were reluctant in filing a rape case and they acted late in locating her.

Police is on the hunt for the neighbour who is absconding.

He lived on the ground floor of the building in Gandhi Nagar in which the victim also stayed.

A senior police official said the girl was in a serious condition when she was rescued from the flat.

The girl's mother said the victim went out to play and was kidnapped.

"The man then locked her up in his room and raped her. I want justice from the government," she said.

In a letter to chief minister Sheila Dikshit, AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai claimed that the incident showed the administration's "inhuman" attitude towards the common man.

"The victim has been admitted by your administration and police to a small hospital where only minimal facilities are available," they said alleging that police tried to win over the parents by offering them money to hush up the case.

"We appeal to you to shift the girl to AIIMS so that her life is saved," they said.

(with agency inputs)


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