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12-year-old girl abducted, drugged and gang-raped

Gurugram: Safety for minors still continue to be vulnerable in Gurugram and its neighbouring regions. In a horrific incident, a 12-year -old girl was abducted by three youths, drugged and gang-raped in Nuh. The matter was reported on Sunday afternoon. According to law enforcement officials, the girl had gone out to purchase groceries when two people apparently from her neighbourhood first abducted her, drugged her and then took chance to sexually assault her. They were then joined by one of their other friends. The three then left her at a desolate spot where she then made way to her home and spoke about her ordeal to her relatives.

The minor has already lost her mother and father and is staying with her grandparents. The girl is from scheduled caste category and in last four months, this has been a second time where a minor from the scheduled caste category has been sexually assaulted. Gurugram along with its counterpart Faridabad is leading in terms of sexual crimes against minors.

In 2018, 120 cases of sexual crimes against minors were reported while it was 110 cases in 2017. Not only sexual crimes but the law enforcement officials also have to deal with increased cases of human trafficking. In 2018, 154 minors were kidnapped from the city out of which 115 were girls. Between 2012 and 2017, over 1062 children have been kidnapped in which 677 are girls. According to Gurugram police, the gangs from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are highly active in committing such crimes.

In 2019 itself, 45 cases have been registered. In the latest case, a 14-year-old boy was raped by a Gurugram person. The district court in Gurugram had recently pronounced a punishment of 20 years for the person who had raped a minor in 2017.

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