A seven-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gangraped by three youths in east Delhi’s Yamuna Khadar village near Mandawali late on Sunday night.
Police said the girl was allegedly brutalised for almost an hour by the three accused at an isolated place near Yamuna Khadar due to which she suffered injuries in her private parts.
The girl was bleeding when she returned home and told her parents about the brutality. She was first admitted at Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital from where she was referred to AIIMS for better treatment.
Police sources said the girl suffered multiple injuries in her private parts and her condition was serious.
Rishipal Singh, deputy commissioner of police (east), confirmed the crime and said that the girl was recuperating. Singh said that all three accused were arrested. “Two of them are neighbours of the girl and the third is their friend,” said the DCP.
The arrested persons were identified as Bhure, 19, Amir, 21, and Bhim Sen, 19. A case under the relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and IPC was registered against them at the Mandawali police station.
A police officer said, on Sunday night, the girl was sleeping outside her home on a cot. Around 11 pm, the three youths gagged the girl and took her towards an isolated place in a nearby jungle. They threatened to kill the girl if she screamed or raised any alarm.
The three then took turns to rape the girl till she fell semi-unconscious.
The trio then dumped the girl near her house.