Minor raped, another sexually assaulted in Delhi

April 13th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) In two shocking cases of crimes against women in the capital, a mentally challenged minor girl was allegedly raped by an acquaintance while another minor girl was molested by her 55-year-old neighbour, a police official said Sunday. Sandeep Rawat, a 27-year-old mini-bus driver, Saturday night raped the 12-year-old girl in New Kondli area of east Delhi, the police said.

“My daughter was sleeping with her grandmother when Rawat tied up the old lady and raped my daughter in the bathroom. We could not hear her cries,” the victim’s distraught mother told reporters.

Rawat, who lived in the same building, has run away after the incident.

“The medical examination of the victim has confirmed rape,” a police official said. “A manhunt is on to arrest him.”

In the other case, an eight-year-old girl was Saturday molested by Attar Singh, a fourth grade Railway employee.

“Singh called the girl, who was playing outside, to his house and asked her to write down her father’s mobile number in a diary. He then asked the victim to sit and watch television and started feeling about her,” a police official said.

Singh, who lives with his wife and two children on the first floor, was arrested late Saturday following a complaint from the victim’s father.

“When the incident happened, the family members of the accused were not at home and the victim’s father, who is an auto rickshaw driver, had gone out. The incident came to light when the victim told about it to her father, who then lodged a complaint,” the official added.

On April 3, three men allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl in a stationary car in west Delhi. Among the accused was the victim’s neighbour Raju Porwal, 23.

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