Indian social activists shout slogans against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest against rape in New Delhi on October 13, 2015 (AFP Photo/Sajjad Hussain)
Two Indian girls aged two-and-a-half and five years old were raped in separate incidents in New Delhi overnight, with at least one confirmed as a gang rape, police said Saturday.
The younger child was abducted late Friday by two men from a religious event in west Delhi’s Nangloi area and sexually assaulted before being dumped in a park near her home, police and relatives said.
Pushpendra Kumar, west Delhi police chief, said they found the younger child bleeding profusely several hours after she went missing and that tests showed she had been raped at least once.
“We have launched a manhunt for the suspects. So far no one has been arrested,” Kumar told AFP of the toddler’s case.
In a separate incident, a five-year-old girl was gang-raped by three men in New Delhi’s eastern Anand Vihar area on Friday night after being lured to a neighbour’s house, police said.
“Her clothes were partially torn with blood spots all over them. Some locals saw her and she told them she was sexually assaulted,” an officer from Anand Vihar police station told AFP on condition of anonymity.
“Some of the locals then barged into the house and caught them (the alleged perpetrators) before handing them over to us,” the officer said. Tests later confirmed she had been subjected to multiple assaults, he said.
Both girls are undergoing medical treatment but are believed to be out of danger, police said.
“When will Delhi wake up? Till when will girls continue to be brutalized in Indian capital. Gangrape of 2.5 year n 5 year old. Shameful,” Delhi Commission for Women chairwomen Swati Maliwal tweeted Saturday.
The incidents come one week after a four-year-old girl was allegedly …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper