The rape of a five-year-old girl allegedly by her neighbour after holding her captive for four days today resulted in protests in east Delhi even as police launched a hunt for the accused.
The victim is battling for life in a hospital.
The incident was reported from Gandhi Nagar yesterday 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.