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Delhi: 13-year-old raped while going to common bathroom, cops detain neighbour

The family said they searched for the girl after they couldn’t find her. A family member said: “She went to the toilet after dinner but didn’t come back. After 10-15 minutes, we started looking for her and found her injured near the forest.

Written by Jignasa Sinha | New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2020 11:40:01 am
bengal gangrape case, bengal tribal girls rape, bengal police, bengal news, indian expressThe alleged incident occurred on September 4, when the sisters went out with some youths from the area, according to their family.

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by two men when she stepped outside her house to use the washroom, police said. The incident took place inside a JJ colony in Southeast Delhi Thursday night.

Police said one of the accused is the girl’s neighbour. He was detained along with his friend on Friday. According to police, around 9 pm, the girl went to use the common washroom but was dragged by her neighbour to a jungle nearby. Police said the accused allegedly raped her there while his friend stood guard.

R P Meena, DCP (Southeast), said, “A case has been registered under sections of rape and POCSO Act. The accused fled the spot after the crime; we have detained both the accused, local police are questioning them.”

Police received a complaint the same night from the girl’s father, who works as a driver.

The family said they searched for the girl after they couldn’t find her. A family member said: “She went to the toilet after dinner but didn’t come back. After 10-15 minutes, we started looking for her and found her injured near the forest. She told her father about the rape and was taken to the hospital. The toilet is hardly 50-100 metres from the house. Usually, her mother accompanies her but we let her go alone as it’s nearby. We didn’t realise it would be unsafe… She sustained a few injuries to her lower abdomen… we know the boy, he lives next door.”

The girl’s statement has been recorded by police and a medical test was conducted, which confirmed rape.

This is the fourth case of a minor being sexually assaulted in the capital in the last 10 days. The first was reported from Outer Delhi on August 4, when a 12-year-old girl was brutally injured and sexually assaulted by a burglar. She has been admitted to AIIMS.

A day later, a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted, allegedly by her neighbour, in Northwest Delhi. She sustained injuries during the assault and received six-seven stitches on her lower abdomen.

The third incident took place on August 9 in New Delhi area, when a 17-year-old girl was raped, allegedly by a lab technician inside a hospital. Police said she had gone to the lab after she was promised a job.

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