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Delhi: 6-year-old Raped, Hospitalised in Critical Condition; Accused, Seen in CCTV, Absconding

The minor was raped by man in Delhi's Ranjit Nagar. (File photo/AFP)

The minor was raped by man in Delhi's Ranjit Nagar. (File photo/AFP)

CCTV footage from the area shows the accused walking ahead and the girl following him.

A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in his early 20s in the national capital’s Ranjit Nagar area on Friday. The child, who is in a critical condition, is currently undergoing treatment at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

The incident took place when the girl was playing outside her house and the accused allegedly lured her and took her to a secluded place and forced himself. Reportedly, the girl’s family said that she was bleeding when she got back home. A CCTV footage of the accused with the girl has surfaced, where the girl is seen following the accused from a market. The survivor’s father is a part-time labourer.

The police have registered a case including sections of the law against sexual abuse of children. The Delhi Women’s Commission has also issued a notice asking the police to take strict action in the matter. The accused is yet to be identified.

This comes days after a Nepalese national was allegedly been raped by a man in southeast Delhi’s Amar Colony area on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the Greater Kailash police station received information regarding the sexual assault of a woman by a person known to her.

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On the basis of the complaint, her counseling report, and existing circumstances, a case under sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code was registered, a senior police officer told PTI.

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first published:October 23, 2021, 16:24 IST