A 13-year-old girl is battling for life at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after allegedly being abducted, brutally raped and dumped near railway tracks in southeast Delhi’s Pul Prahladpur. The girl is said to be mentally challenged.
The minor suffered bruises on her neck and the abdomen, police said. One person has been detained in connection with the case. The detained suspect lives in a village near Pul Prahladpur where the girl had been living with her maternal aunt, said police.
Police said the girl went missing from outside her aunt’s home on May 17. The same night a passerby found her lying near the railway track in semi-conscious condition and called the police control room.
“We had received a call that a minor girl was lying at an isolated place in Pul Prahladpur area. She was immediately rushed to AIIMS where doctors told us that she was sexually assaulted,” said the senior officer.
On Wednesday, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson, Swati Maliwal, reportedly visited the girl at the hospital, met her family members and assured them of swiftest possible action into the case. A senior police officer said that the girl’s family has given in writing that they don’t want to meet anybody and even refused counselling sessions for their daughter.
Mandeep Singh Randhawa, deputy commissioner of police (southeast), said a case of kidnapping and rape was registered in connection with the incident soon after the matter came to their notice.