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Three more kids raped in city

Two of the incidents took place in outer Delhi; one in south-east Delhi, all accused arrested.

india Updated: Apr 22, 2013 00:46 IST
HT Correspondent

Even as five-year-old ‘Gudiya’ begins to take her first steps down the long and hard road to recovery, three more minors were reportedly raped in separate incidents reported from the Capital till Sunday evening, the police admitted.

The first incident allegedly saw a 15-year-old student getting abducted by two men, forced to consume alcohol and finally being sexually assaulted at knife-point in an isolated field in northwest Delhi’s Samaipur Badli on Friday.

“According to the victim, the sexual assault followed her abduction by one Rinku, 22 and his associates Vinod, while she was on her way to the neighbourhood market in Siraspur village around ten am on Friday morning,” said an officer.

The police said the victim was waylaid by the men, both of whom reside in her neighbourhood, who forced her on to a motorcycle and drove her to an abandoned field located some distance away.

A student of class eight at a government school, the victim was then forced to consume as many as four bottles of beer before being told to strip at knife-point.

“Rinku and Vinod then took turns to rape her before carrying her back and dumping her outside her house in an inebriated state an hour or so later. Her parents approached the local police station and she was rushed to the Ambedkar Hospital for a medical examination which confirmed rape,” the officer said. The police registered a case of rape at the Samaipur Badli police station and arrested Rinku. Vinod remains absconding.

Meanwhile, in an incident which bears an uncanny resemblance to the plight of Gudiya, an eleven-year-old girl was abducted by a rickshaw puller, while she was playinf outside her residence in the Bhalaswa Dairy area before being sexually assaulted.

The incident, according to the local police, occurred around 1:30 pm when the accused, later identified as 50-year-old Pawan who stays in the victim’s locality, approached and then forced her to into his residence.

“He then assaulted her before forcing himself upon the hapless victim. After she was sexually assaulted, she was threatened to keep the matter to herself if she wanted to live,” an officer said.

However, the victim spilled the beans about her ordeal as soon as she saw her mother who then took her to the police station. Meanwhile, angry neighbours who got wind of the incident assaulted Pawan before handing him over at the police station. A case was registered and Pawan has been formally arrested for sexually assaulting a minor.

The police said a case of prolonged sexual assault was reported from southeast Delhi’s Sangam Vihar after a class ten student, who had allegedly been raped by a driver last November, got admitted due to her declining psychological health. “According to the victim, she knows the accused, who had sexually assaulted her but she had kept quiet for all these months,” said an officer.