Another Delhi shocker:11-year-old repeatedly raped for a month

New Delhi, Feb 1 (PTI) In yet another shocking case ofsexual abuse of a minor, an 11-year-old girl was repeatedlyraped allegedly by her two neighbours for about a month in theCapital.

The incident involving the class IV student of agovernment school in Central Delhi''s Patel Nagar comes closeon the heels of an eight-year-old boy, who had undergonesurgery for a brain tumour, being sexually assaulted by ajunior doctor at AIIMS.

The accused Mohd Umar (20) and Anil Kumar (45) werearrested yesterday after the victim''s uncle approached policewith a complaint, a senior police official said today.

"Anil allegedly raped her several times in the pastone month while Umar sexually assaulted her once," theofficial said adding the incident came to light when thevictim told her sister who in turn told her uncle.

"Umar got to know about Kumar sexually assaulting thegirl. Then he allegedly blackmailed Kumar who later helpedhim to target her," the official said.

The duo were produced in a court and sent to Tiharprisons. A case under Sections 376 (rape), 506 (criminalintimidation) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commitoffences punishable with imprisonment for life or otherimprisonment) of IPC.

This was the second case of sexual assault of minorscoming to light in the capital in the past three days.

The eight-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by thedoctor on January 23 at AIIMS, three days after the victimunderwent a surgery for brain tumour. No arrests have beenmade in this case though a case under Section 377 (unnaturaloffences) was registered.

The city has witnessed a sharp increase in rape andmolestation cases last year.

In 2010, the city witnessed 489 rape incidents,including the Dhaula Kuan and Mongolpuri rape, as against 459in 2009. The figures for 2006 was 609 followed by a drop to581 next year while in 2008 it further dipped to 466.

Almost similar was the case with molestation cases inthe capital in these years but it showed an increase to 585 in2010 from previous year''s 532. While 2008 had 597 cases, therewere 835 incidents in 2007 wand 713 in 609.

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