In a shocking incident which brings back horrific memories of the infamous 2012 Delhi gangrape, two teenaged girls were allegedly gang raped by five boys in Delhi's Aman Vihar on Thursday.
According to CNN-News18, the two girls were sitting in a park with their male friends when they were attacked by the five culprits.
Four of the accused have been nabbed by the police while one of the accused is absconding. The accused might be minors, according to the police.
An ANI report said that the two male friends of the victims were also beaten up by the accused when they tried to protect the girls. They sustained minor injuries and have been admitted to a hospital.
ANI also reported that the two victims are aged 17 and 18.
Speaking to CNN-News18, BJP leader Kiran Bedi started the blame game over this incident and lashed out at the AAP government. "Where is the governance? Where is administration? Nothing is isolated. Today, the politics of Delhi is diseased," she said.
A total of 40 rape cases were registersd in the Aman Vihar area in 2014.
New Delhi has never been a safe place for women.
On 24 July this year, a 14-year-old Dalit rape victim who was repeatedly sexually assaulted and was forced to drink a corrosive substance, died at a hospital. "The girl was fed a corrosive substance which completely destroyed her internal organs and she died a very painful death," Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal had said.
In October last year, a two-and-a-half-year-old toddler and a five-year-old girl were gang-raped in New Delhi in separate incidents. The two-and-a-half-year-old was raped by two men in west Delhi's Nangloi area. In the other case, police in east Delhi had arrested three men allegedly involved in the gangrape of the five-year-old and had booked them under various charges dealing with gang rape, kidnapping and provisions of POCSO Act.
In December 2014, Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav had raped a woman executive after she had dozed off on the back seat of the car.
On 16 December 2012, six persons, including a juvenile, had brutally assaulted and gang raped a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus in south Delhi. Thirteen days after the assault, the victim was transferred to a hospital in Singapore for emergency treatment, but succumbed to her injuries.
With inputs from agencies