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Relative rapes minor girl in Aman Vihar

The 15-year old girl had gone to the terrace for some work when her relative befriended her. On seeing no one on the terrace he took her to a corner where he raped her.

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A minor girl was allegedly raped by her relative in Outer Delhi's Aman Vihar area on Sunday morning. The condition of the girl is stated to be stable.

According to the police, the incident took place around 8:30 am on Sunday. The 15-year old girl had gone to the terrace for some work when her relative befriended her. On seeing no one on the terrace he took her to a corner where he raped her. The incident came to the fore after the girl's family members panicked as the girl did not return for long. They started looking for her but could not find her anywhere. Later the girl was found in an unconscious condition at the room of the accused in the same building. The family members then caught hold of the accused and informed the police.

The girl was rushed to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Mangolpuri where she is undergoing treatment. While the victim's family lived on the ground floor, the accused lived on the first floor. The accused man is a distant relative of the victim had come from his village in Bihar for a work opportunity in the Capital. He had moved to the city in March 2018 and his parents were not at home when the incident occurred.

"A case under section 376 (rape) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), 2012 has been registered. Further investigations are underway," said a police officer.

Only on Saturday, President Ram Nath Kovind promulgated an ordinance to give stringent punishment, including the death penalty, for those convicted of raping children below 12 years. According to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, new fast-track courts will be set up to deal with rape cases and special forensic kits will be provided to all police stations and hospitals in the long run.

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