Delhi: 13-year-old battling for life at AIIMS after being brutally raped
A 13-year-old girl was allegedly brutally raped and dumped near a railway track in Delhi. Admitted at AIIMS, her condition is said to be critical
New Delhi: A 13-year-old girl was allegedly brutally raped and dumped near a railway track in south east Delhi's Pul Prahladpur area, police said on Wednesday.
The minor girl, an orphan, is admitted in AIIMS and her condition is said to be critical.
The girl lives with her maternal aunt at a village near Pul Prahladpur. She went missing on 17 May, and a search operation was conducted but she could not be found, a senior police official said.
In the wee hours of 18 May, locals spotted the girl lying unconscious near the railway track.
She was then rushed to AIIMS where doctors confirmed the sexual assault and a case was registered under relevant IPC sections and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, police said.
However, the accused is yet to be arrested.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal today met the girl at AIIMS .
"The girl has been brutally raped and we are suspecting it to be a case of gangrape. She is mentally challenged. She has severe injuries on her body. She has undergone a major surgery and according to doctors it will take her at least four months to recover. Her condition as of now is critical," Maliwal said.
"Delhi police did not officially informed us of the case. We will send notice to the Delhi police for the same. Both the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Home Minister Rajnath Singh will have to sit together, make a high level committee and discuss steps to curb crime and atrocities against minors and woman," she added.
Five months after the Juvenile Justice Board began its inquiry into the juvenile’s role in the crime, it will deliver its verdict on whether he is guilty as charged or whether he is innocent.
Police on Tuesday made background check compulsory for cab drivers to ensure safety and security of citizens, especially women using taxi service for commuting across the city, a top official said.
Yes, it is the accused rapist who committed the crime, but here's the question we need to ask: Would the victim have taken a kali-peeli, alone and late at night, in Delhi? Or did she take that 'risk' because she presumed that an Uber taxi was safe?