Anger in Delhi after rape of 7-yr-old girl

Anger in Delhi after rape of  7-yr-old girl

The shocking rape case of a seven-year-old girl in the national Capital evoked sharp criticism on Sunday, with DCW chief Swati Maliwal alleging that the victim was “denied” treatment for four hours at the AIIMS.

“Shocked. AIIMS denied treatment to bleeding 7 year old rape victim for 4 hours. Wasn’t given even first aid. Will issue notice. Unacceptable,” she alleged in a tweet.

“Visited seven-year-old girl raped in Delhi. She is in so much pain. Had to undergo two-hour surgery. What (a) shame. How many more Nirbhaya will Delhi have?” she said.

Several attempts to reach AIIMS officials on the allegation proved futile. The girl was sexually assaulted on Friday by a juvenile living in her neighbourhood in south Delhi’s Tigri area, following which a case was registered and the accused was apprehended by the police.

The incident comes days ahead of the third anniversary of the gruesome December 16 gang-rape incident.

The Aam Aadmi Party also reacted strongly and expressed concern over the issue while assuring that all measures are being taken to ensure safety of women in the city.

The mother of the victim said the police were not showing the face of the accused. “The accused lives somewhere nearby but we have never seen his face. Police officials are saying they have nabbed him but when my elder daughter and son-in-law went to enquire, the police did not show his face.

“Sometimes they say he has been sent to jail... sometimes they say he has been sent for medical examination but his face was not shown to us,” she said.

“The girl is like our daughter and we want women to feel secure” senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas told reporters.

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