12-year-old girl raped in east Delhi's Mayur Vihar; accused arrested in Uttar Pradesh

30 September,2023 12:22 PM IST |  New Delhi  |  mid-day online correspondent

A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped in east Delhi`s Mayur Vihar area, police said on Saturday, adding that the accused was apprehended in Uttar Pradesh`s Khora

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A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped in east Delhi's Mayur Vihar area while the accused was apprehended in Uttar Pradesh's Khora, police said.

PTI reported that Mayur Vihar police station received information from LBS hospital regarding sexual assault of a minor girl on Wednesday. At the hospital, the father of the victim alleged that a man residing in the same village as them raped the 12-year-old, the report quoted a police officer saying.

A case under Sections 376 (rape) of the IPC and Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered, the officer said.

The accused, identified as Ibran (19) was apprehended from Khora in UP, police said. Police said the accused runs a tailor shop. Further investigation in the case is underway, they said.

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath on Saturday said the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Ujjain has brought disgrace to the state. He also targeted the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state, claiming that such crimes have been taking place in the state every day, but they are not coming to light.

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The minor girl was found walking on a street in Ujjain in injured condition on Monday. Her medical examination established that she had been raped, police said.

Kamal Nath on Saturday visited the government-run Maharaja Tukojirao Holkar Women's Hospital in Indore, where the minor rape victim underwent a major surgery on Wednesday, and enquired about her condition.

"Doctors told me that the girl's condition is stable post-surgery. Her condition is improving. However, she is still disturbed mentally. Therefore, a psychiatrist has been appointed for her," Nath told reporters.

The heinous crime against the 12-year-old girl has brought disgrace to the state, he said.

"Many such incidents are happening across the state on a daily basis, but they do not come to light," the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister claimed.

Hitting out at the state government, he alleged that Madhya Pradesh ranks first in the country in terms of corruption and atrocities against women and tribals.

"Madhya Pradesh has been turned into a state that is steeped in corruption and scams," the Congress leader said.

Nath said the Congress will provide all possible help to the family of the victim girl and the party is also ready to make arrangements to send her to a big hospital in Delhi for better treatment.

According to him, the doctors treating the girl are of the view that as her health is improving, there is no need to send her to a hospital in another city.

Police on Thursday arrested Bharat Soni, an autorickshaw driver, for allegedly raping the girl.

Soni, detained during the probe, tried to escape when the police took him to the crime spot to recreate the crime scene and collect evidence like torn clothes but was nabbed quickly, police said.

A counsellor interacted with the victim and found that she belongs to the Satna district of MP. But she could not tell her name or address properly. (With inputs from agencies)

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