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Six-year-old raped by labourer in Faridabad admitted to AIIMS

Faridabad: Just like Gurugram, Faridabad also leads the list of districts in terms of sexual crimes against minors in Haryana.
Despite the outrage over several incidents that have shaken the conscience of the country, the safety of minors was again put to question after a six-year-old was raped brutally in Dabua colony in Faridabad.
The arrested culprit, identified as Raju, belongs to Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh and works as a labourer in Faridbad.
On Tuesday night, when the father of the six-year-old had gone to buy some edible stuff from a nearby market, the accused committed the heinous act.
Nearby residents, however, caught the 30-year-old and Raju was caught before he could flee the scene of the crime.
He has been charged under Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act.
Meanwhile, the girl – who was initially admitted to BK Hospital in Faridabad – has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, after there were complaints of the victim not receiving proper treatment.
Already angry with the dismal state of affairs with regards to safety of women and minors, the gruesome incident further sparked outrage among residents of Faridabad, who held demonstrations against poor law and order situation in the city.
The situation does not seem to be any better, in terms of security of minors, even in the Millennium City of Gurugram.
Within three months since the beginning of 2018, there have already been 30 cases of sexual crimes against minors in the city.
Gurugram, along with its neighbour Faridabad, is leading the dubious chart of sexual crimes against minors.
In 2017, there were 106 cases of sexual crimes against minors registered in the Millennium City; while in 2016, there were 115.
In addition to sexual crimes against women, law enforcement officials also have to deal with increased cases of human trafficking.
Last year, 154 minors were kidnapped from the city, among whom 115 were girls.
Between 2012 and 2017, over 1,062 children have been kidnapped from the district, out of which 677 were reported to be girls.
According to Gurugram Police, gangs from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are highly active in committing such crimes.
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