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Delhi: Candle, bottle inserted into 5-yr-old rape victim's genitals, say doctors

A 200 ml bottle and pieces of candle were inserted into the private parts of the five-year-old rape victim, a doctor from Swami Dayanand Hospital said today, adding that he had "never seen such a case".

The girl, who was earlier in Swami Dayanand Hospital, has now been shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for treatment.

"The girl has been shifted to AIIMS from Swami Dayanand Hospital, for better treatment," Additional Commissioner of Police DK Gupta said.

"Upon examination, we found a 200 ml bottle and two or three pieces of candle inserted into her private parts. This is the first time that I have seen such barbarism with a five-year-old," RK Bansal, medical superintendent, Swami Dayanand Hospital, told reporters.

Delhi: Candle, bottle inserted into 5-yr-old rape victim's genitals, says doctors
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"There were injuries on her lips and cheeks and bruise marks on her neck, suggesting that attempts were made to strangle her. The blood pressure was way below normal, and she had fever when she was admitted," the doctor said.

"The child's condition is very critical. She is in ICU right now and will be under observation for the next 24-48 hours," he said.

Family, neighbours and activists of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) protested outside the hospital where the girl, a victim of rape, was admitted in a serious condition.

Protestors gathered outside the hospital and raised slogans against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Delhi Police.

They demanded immediate arrest of the accused in the case.  

The girl was abducted April 15 and kept hostage for two days without food and water in a flat owned by the attacker, said to be in his 30s. He lived on the ground floor of the building in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar, in which the victim's family also stayed, police said.

The girl, who was raped repeatedly, was rescued when members of her family heard her screams Wednesday evening, police said. 

Police offered bribe, says father

The father of the girl said today that the police had offered him Rs 2,000 to keep quiet and advised him to "thank god that his daughter was alive."

"We went to the police to register an FIR (First Information Report) but they refused. They never tried to find her and instead drove us away," the father of the victim told reporters.

He said that when the family finally found the girl Wednesday, police told the family to not highlight the issue and offered them Rs 2000 to keep mum.

"The police told us to take our daughter home and pray for her recovery," said one of the girl's relatives. 

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