NEW DELHI: Six years after the infamous Nirbhaya Gangrape case, women's safety in the capital is as questionable as it was then. In yet another incident, a nine-year-old girl was raped on Saturday allegedly by a man who took her to his shanty in a nearby area in Rohini's Samaipur Badli. After receiving information about the incident at around 12 pm, a police team reached the spot, said an official.
Investigations revealed that the girl was playing outside her shanty when the accused arrived at the spot and took her to his shanty where he allegedly raped her, a senior police officer said.
After the incident, the victim came out of the place crying. The girl narrated the ordeal to her aunty upon reaching home. Following this, the girl's uncle reported the matter to the police. Her parents had gone out for work when the incident occurred, he said.
A medical examination of the victim confirmed rape. The condition of the minor is now stable, Rajneesh Gupta, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) said. The 28-year-old accused has gone absconding after the incident, he said. A case was registered and efforts are on to nab the accused, police said.
In September this year, a 21-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl in Shahdara's Seemapuri area.
A nine-year-old girl was raped in a forested area at Rangpuri Pahadi area of Vasant Kunj in August this year when she had gone to relieve herself in a public toilet.
Earlier in December, four men were arrested for raping and murdering a 36 year old woman in Samaypur Badli area of Rohini. Her body was found dumped by the railway tracks.