New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A 13-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by eight men, four of whom were known to her, police said Saturday. The incident comes even as the capital is witnessing outrage over the horrific rape of a five-year-old girl.
Three of the eight men have been arrested.
The victim and her 12-year-old brother were abducted by two men known to her on March 15 from outside her house at Farsh Bazar area in east Delhi and taken to Loni in the city outskirts, where she was gang-raped by the eight, a police officer said.
Four of the eight accused were known to the girl, the officer added.
Police arrested three accused – Deepak, 21, Ranjeet (20) and Sohan Lal (24) – Saturday, following medical examination of the victim April 15.
The victim is undergoing treatment at the Hedgewar Hospital in east Delhi.
According to a police officer, the father approached police after she went missing, but did not file a rape complaint after she returned home.
A search is on to nab the other accused, the officer added.
Meanwhile, the girl’s family alleged that police had refused to lodge their complaint.
On March 24, the girl returned home and the family approached the police, the mother told IANS.
Failing to get any response from police, the family approached the local court April 9 which then ordered police to lodge a rape case.
The five-year-old girl was brutally raped for two days and kept without food and water in a room in which the accused, her neighbour, lived. She was rescued Wednesday when her family heard her screams. The accused has been arrested from Bihar.
Delhi has seen 393 rapes in the first three months of the year.