NEW DELHI: A four-year-old girl was kidnapped and repeatedly raped for four hours by unidentified men in outer Delhi, police said on Tuesday. The girl was sleeping with her parents on a pavement in Shahbad Dairy area when she was kidnapped at midnight on Monday. She was repeatedly raped and dumped near a bush at 4.30am.
When the girl's father woke up at 5am, he realized that his daughter was missing from their makeshift house. He looked around and finally found her near a bush, barely 300m from their house. The girl had injuries on her body and was immediately rushed to a government hospital. A medical examination of the victim has confirmed rape, said police. According to a doctor, the girl's condition is critical and she is yet to recover from trauma.
A person has been detained in the case, said an investigator. "A witness claims to have seen the girl being picked up by the detained person. We are collecting evidence and verifying all claims before we arrest him. Further investigations are on and if other names come up, we will register cases against them also," added the officer.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police claims to have solved 90% of all crimes against women” including rape, molestation and eve-teasing in the past one month. "An analysis of solved cases, registered till March 15, shows that the accused were arrested within one week of the case being registered in 125 of 138 rape cases; 369 of 401 cases of molestation; and 253 out of 283 cases of eve-teasing,'' said a Delhi Police spokesperson.