NEW DELHI: A seven-year-old girl was raped by a 15-year-old boy in the Neb Sarai area on Friday night. The condition of the girl, who was rushed to the AIIMS hospital, is now stable and the boy has since been apprehended and produced before the Juvenile Justice Board.
A police officer said the victim, a Class II student, was playing with the boy, a Class IX student, at the Tigri area in Neb Sari when the latter took her to a secluded place and raped her. The boy later ran away, leaving the girl bleeding profusely, the officer added.
According to him, the girl, somehow, managed to reach her house and inform her parents of the assault. Her parents rushed her to the AIIMS where she underwent surgery on Saturday. A relative of the girl then called up the police and filed a complaint.
The victim told the police that the boy, who lives in her locality, had raped her. The family, however, suspects the involvement of more than one person behind the crime. The police said a case under the POCSO Act and other relevant sections has been registered at Neb Sarai Police Station and the boy was nabbed. Sources said he had confessed to his crime. The girl’s father works as a part-time labour.
Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal visited the girl on Sunday and met the family. She later tweeted: “Shocked AIIMS denied treatment to bleeding 7-year-old rape victim for 4 hours. Wasn’t given even first aid. Will issue notice. Unacceptable.”
AIIMS sources said the girl was given the best possible care. “We have conducted her medical examination and operated her for her injuries. She is stable now. There has been no negligence on our part,” an AIIMS official said.