Two-and-a-half-year-old raped in Delhi

April 14th, 2008 - 7:21 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) In a fifth sexual assault on minor girls in Delhi in barely two weeks, all by neighbours, a rickshaw puller allegedly raped a two-and-a-half-year-old girl, the police said Monday. Lalan Prasad, 23, took the victim to a secluded place in Raghubir Nagar area late Sunday on a pretext and allegedly raped her.

The police said Prasad, who is from Bihar, then dropped the girl home but the family caught him after seeing their daughter bleeding profusely.

The family informed the police, but Prasad managed to escape before the officials could reach the spot.

The girl was admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, where her condition was stated to be critical Monday afternoon.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West Delhi) Sharad Agarwal told IANS that Prasad was a distant relative of the victim.

“We have sent a team to Bihar to arrest him,” he said.

The incident comes in a series of crimes targeting minor girls.

A 12-year-old girl, who is mentally challenged and hearing and speech impaired, was raped in her east Delhi home in the early hours Sunday. She was going to the toilet when her neighbour Sandip Rawat attacked and raped her, police said.

Saturday, Attar Singh, a Railway employee allegedly molested an eight-year-old girl in his northeast Delhi neighbourhood.

A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Najafgrah area of southwest Delhi last Monday.

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

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