Child Raped: Shinde defends Delhi, cites rape cases in India

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Sushilkumar Shinde
New Delhi, April 22: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in his statement in Parliament on Monday, April 22 seems to have defended Delhi which has become one of the unsafe cities of the country. Number of crime cases in the national capital has been increasing day by day.

Defending the city, Shinde said, "Such incidents have been reported from other parts of the country also." The home minister referred to the recent rape of a 5-year-old girl who now has been battling for life at AIIMS Hospital.

Protesters and activists of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have been holding protests at different parts of the city seeking stringent actions against rapists and police and government who have failed to provide security to its citizens.

Earlier activists of Arvind Kejriwal's party AAP were detained on Sunday when they had tried to break the barricades to enter the high-security premises at 7 Race Course Roard.

The party had served an "ultimatum" to the government to remove Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar in connection with Delhi police inaction over the rape case. The PM was not alone who faced the wrath of people.

A group of women activists of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had protested outside Sonia Gandhi's residence at 10 JanpathShouting "Enough is enough!" and "Save the girl!".

The five-year-old girl was abducted on April 15 and kept hostage without food and water in a room in which the attacker lived. The 25-year-old accused Manoj Kumar was arrested on Friday. Kumar later revealed that one of his friend also had raped the toddler. Police arrested the second accused from Bihar, police confirmed the report on Monday.

The victim, who is currently under treatment at AIIMS hospital in the national capital, is believed to have recovered from her injuries. DK Sharma, the hospital medical superintendent, was quoted as saying, "She slept well on Saturday night, and is alert, conscious and speaking to her parents. Her vital parameters are stable, and the colostomy tube is functioning well. At this stage, as such there is no danger to her life."

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