A hearing and speech impaired minor girl was gang-raped at a northwest Delhi village, police said on Saturday.
The police said the incident was reported at the Samaipur Badli police station on Friday evening; one of the accused has been arrested.
“The victim, who is deaf-mute, was lured from her house by one of her neighbours, identified as Asif, 27, when she was playing outside around 8:30 pm,” said an officer.
Asif, the police said, took the minor girl to an isolated place where two of his associates were waiting. The three then allegedly physically assaulted the girl and then took turns to rape her.
However, one of the neighbours of the victim girl saw the trio assaulting the girl and raised an alarm. The local residents rushed to the spot and nabbed Asif while his accomplices managed to flee.
The police were informed and the victim was sent to a hospital for a medical examination. The medical check-up confirmed sexual assault and a case was registered at the Samaipur Badli police station. A hunt for the other two accused is underway.