Toddler, 5-year-old raped in New Delhi
NEW DELHI (AP):
Two young girls - a toddler and a 5-year-old - have been raped in separate attacks in New Delhi, police said yesterday, in the latest incidents of sexual violence against girls and women in India.
A 21/2-year-old girl who was playing outside her home was raped in a west Delhi suburb last Friday evening, said the police.
Family members found the child lying unconscious and bleeding in a park three hours after she went missing during a power outage in the neighbourhood.
Police have detained a few men, but have not yet made any arrests in the incident.
Meanwhile, police said they were questioning three men arrested in the gang-rape of the 5-year-old last Friday evening in east Delhi.
Both girls were in stable condition at hospitals, police said.
The rapes occurred a week after a 4-year-old girl was found dumped near a railway track after being raped and slashed with a blade.
A series of recent attacks has renewed public fury and horror over India's inability to halt chronic violence against women and girls.
India's National Crime Records Bureau says more than 2,000 girls and women were raped in New Delhi in 2014.