13-year-old girl gang-raped, accused in police custody

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by two men, including a juvenile, on Tuesday in West Delhi’s Uttam Nagar area. The police apprehended the juvenile and arrested the other accused.

The girl skipped school to attend the birthday party of the juvenile on Tuesday morning. When she reached the venue, four of the juvenile’s friends, including two females were already present. After some time, both the girls and another minor left the party. The victim and a friend were left behind with the other accused at the venue. The girl alleged that she was forced to have a drink, which was laced with sedatives. After downing the drink, the girl fell unconscious. The men present at the party took turns to rape her. The two men dropped the girl home, but she collapsed outside. Locals spotted her and called the police. She was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Meanwhile, the victim’s brother informed police that his sister skipped school, and could not be found. The police was informed about the girl’s whereabouts. The brother accompanied the officers to the hospital to identify the minor.

“The accused, identified by police as Sahil, 18, was arrested. The juvenile has also been apprehended. A case under appropriate sections has been has been registered against the accused. We will continue to probe the matter,” said Vijay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West).

In another incident, a 50-year-old woman working at Puducherry House alleged that she was raped by a staffer working at the house. The victim, in her complaint, alleged that she was living with the accused at the staff quarters, but did not know he was married.

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