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DCW seeks report over sexual assault of six-year-old girl in east Delhi

DCW chief Swati Maliwal lamented that there is no discussion on women’s safety in the country after the incident which happened in Trilokpuri. 

Published: 13th August 2021 07:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2021 07:48 AM   |  A+A-

Swati Maliwal

DCW chief Swati Maliwal (File photo| PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to city police seeking an action-taken report in the alleged sexual assault of a six-year-old girl in east Delhi. The panel said it has been informed that the girl was kidnapped and raped on August 11 when she was playing outside her house. The child was bleeding and has been referred to the AIIMS hospital, it said on Thursday. “This is a very serious matter,” it said.

The panel sought a copy of FIR registered in the case, details of accused arrested and a detailed action taken report by August 16. DCW chief Swati Maliwal lamented that there is no discussion on women’s safety in the country after the incident which happened in Trilokpuri. 

The minor was sexually assaulted by a 34-year-old man in her neighbourhood in Trilokpuri on Wednesday, police had said. The accused has been arrested in the case, they had said. “A six-year-old innocent girl was raped by a predator in Mayur Vihar area.  Our team is present with the girl since yesterday. The police have now arrested the accused. For how long will minor girls continue to be victims of brutality? Why is there no discussion on women’s safety in the country?” Maliwal said in a tweet.

The Mayur Vihar incident took place days after a Scheduled Caste girl was allegedly raped and killed in southwest Delhi’s Old Nangal area. Meanwhile, in a significant development, a POCSO court in the city on Thursday  ordered Rs 2.5 lakh interim compensation to the family of the deceased girl.



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