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Minor gang-raped, dumped near hospital; two apprehended

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by two of her friends after her drink was allegedly spike by the accused rendering her unconscious. The victim had attended a friend’s birthday party in West Delhi’s Uttam Nagar area on Tuesday. 

When she woke up, she found that she has been raped and the two accused allegedly threw her near a hospital in West Delhi.

According to Vijay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West), one of the accused, a 17-year-old boy was apprehended, while the 18-year-old boy, identified as Sahil was arrested late on Tuesday evening.

The incident came to light at around 3 pm when a passer-by spotted a girl lying on the roadside, asking for help. Once the passer-by approached her, the girl disclosed that she was thrown on the roadside by two boys who sexually assaulted her, said a senior police officer, privy to the investigation.

The minor then called her father after which the girl went to her house and narrated her ordeal to her parents.

Consequentially, the family took the girl to the nearby police station where based on her statement and medical examination which confirmed sexual assault.

Police said that a team was formed and by late Tuesday evening, both the accused were held.

Police said that they have registered a case under Section 376 (rape) and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at the Uttam Nagar police station against the two accused. Further investigation is underway.
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