In yet another spine-chilling incident, a 13-year-old girl was brutally raped and dumped near a railway track in South-east Delhi's Pul Prahladpur area. The crime was allegedly committed by a teenager who lives in her neighbourhood. The Delhi Commission for Women issued a notice to the Pul Prahladpur police station and demanded to know why it did not inform DCW about the rape of the minor girl.
The incident sparked outrage among residents and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the rape victim today. The victim, an orphan and mentally challenged, has been admitted to AIIMS and her condition is stated to be under control now.
According to Joint Commissioner of Police (Southeast) RP Upadhyay, "the accused, whose age is being verified, was apprehended on Wednesday."
The victim lives with her maternal aunt at a village near Pul Prahladpur and went missing on May 17. A search operation was launched but she could not be traced anywhere. In the early hours of May 18, locals found out the girl lying unconscious near the railway track and raised an alarm, as per senior police official.
The minor was immediately taken to AIIMS where doctors confirmed the sexual assault.A case has been registered under relevant IPC sections and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.